Worship in the Chapel of the Incarnation

Celebration of Biblical Preaching

2015 Celebration: The Courage to Preach

Oct. 5-7, 2015
Luther Seminary
Olson Campus Center, 1490 Fulham St.
St. Paul, Minn.

We all know that preaching is no easy task. It takes courage to step up to that pulpit week after week and say something that's worth hearing, let alone something on behalf of the biblical text and on behalf of God. But what does it mean to have the courage to preach? Is it just bravery or a mustering up of sheer will? And why do we need it? Why is this question worth asking of our preaching?

This year's Celebration of Biblical Preaching speakers will help us enter into the vulnerable space that is the place of courage for proclamation. We will be invited to imagine courage in different ways, not just for the sake of preaching itself, but for the sake of gaining a renewed sense of preaching from the heart.


  • Michael Brown, Senior Minister, Marble Collegiate Church, New York City
  • Barbara Lundblad, Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Union Theological Seminary
  • Karoline Lewis, Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics, Luther Seminary
  • Otis Moss III, Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
  • Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School

 Watch on-demand video of the 2014 presentations.