“Preaching Hope for a Weary World” is the Festival’s response to the hardships and heaviness that have been our reality the last few years.
From a pandemic, to protests, to politics, and polarization; from wars, to gun violence, and climate change catastrophes, what is our call to preach?
Surprisingly, in looking back over Festival themes there has never been a focus on hope. Yet, who better to name hope into our world than preachers?
We believe in a hope that defies all odds. A hope that speaks of new life amid death. A hope that reaches for justice amid inequity. A hope that knows the promise of God’s righteousness amid fear and despair.
The Festival of Homiletics 2023 will inspire us to a renewed sense of our radical calling.
Our weary world needs us, preachers. Hope wins.
Come renew, refresh, and recharge your spirit!