Celebration of Biblical Preaching

2014 Celebration:
Preaching as Divine and Human Drama
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 6-8, 2014

Each week preachers have the opportunity to immerse their hearers in the divine drama of God's activity to save the world God loves so much. It is a story of peril and beauty and courage and grace. But do we approach the pulpit seeking to immerse our hearers in its plot line, or do we offer them only religious information instead? Come join us as we seek to reclaim preaching as the means by which to invite our people not just to witness this story but to take up their part in the ongoing drama of God's work to love, save and bless the world.


  • Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Grace Imathiu, Lead Pastor, Community United Methodist Church
  • Clay Schmit, Provost, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Frank Thomas, Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics, Christian Theological Seminary
  • Todd Farley, Pastor, Professor and Performer