David J. Lose is currently the President of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, where he is overseeing the merger of LTSP with its sister seminary, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Before returning to lead his alma mater, Lose taught on the faculty of Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) for fourteen years. While there, he also served a term as Academic Dean, was the founding director of the Center for Biblical Preaching, led the creative team that developed WorkingPreacher.org, and directed two Lilly Endowment-funded grants on fostering congregational vibrancy. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads (2013) and the popular Making Sense series of books and resources from Augsburg Fortress, Lose has also written for the Huffington Post, Patheos, and The Christian Century. You can find his regular reflections on preaching and the life of faith at “…In the Meantime” (www.davidlose.net), his personal blog with more than 7000 subscribers. A popular lecturer throughout the US and abroad, Lose will this summer begin his call as Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (Minneapolis, MN), the largest Lutheran church in North America.