Matthew L. Skinner has taught at Luther Seminary since 2002 and is a longtime co-host of the popular Sermon Brainwave podcast.
Skinner teaches in masters-degree programs and in Luther Seminary's doctor of ministry in biblical preaching program. His research and teaching gravitates mostly toward the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the cultural dynamics on display in those writings, and the Bible's ongoing importance for shaping Christian identity. He's animated by questions of how the Bible and interpreting the Bible contribute to the life and theological imagination of congregations.
His publications include the new three-volume series A Companion to the New Testament (2017-2018), Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel: Encountering the Divine in the Book of Acts (2015), and The Trial Narratives: Conflict, Power and Identity in the New Testament (2010). He has also contributed to a number of published resources for pastors, teachers, and students, including Feasting on the Gospels (2015), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology (2015), The New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary (2010), Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary (2009), Theological Bible Commentary (2009), and New Proclamation: Year B (2006). He has written for the websites Working Preacher, ON Scripture, and Huffington Post Religion. One of the next things he will write is a commentary on Acts for preachers and teachers.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Skinner teaches frequently at workshops and conferences for church leaders. He resides online at www.matthewskinner.org