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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: David Lose

“...while optimism assumes things will soon get better, hope testifies that whether things get better or worse yet ultimately God’s good will for us and all creation will prevail. And rooted in that promise, we can take action today, standing with the good, opposing evil, and doing what we can, not because we expect or need to save the world, but rather because we believe that since God will save the world we are free to throw ourselves into taking care of the little corner of the world in which we find ourselves." -David Lose


David J. Lose joined the Luther Seminary faculty in July of 2000. Since then, he received the Marbury Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, served as Academic Dean, and directs the Center for Biblical Preaching. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads (2013) and Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World (2003), Lose also writes regularly for the Huffington Post, Patheos, and WorkingPreacher.org, which he helped create. You can find his daily bible devotions and other writings and reflections on connecting faith to daily life at “…In the Meantime” (www.davidlose.net). His Making Sense books and curriculum (Scripture, 2009; Christian Faith, 2010; Cross, 2011; and Christian Life, 2014) have been used by more than 2000 congregations to teach the faith. David speaks throughout the US and abroad on preaching, leadership in a time of change, Christian faith in a postmodern world, and biblical interpretation. He also serves as a consultant for Kairos & Associates where he helps congregations, service agencies, and middle adjudicators develop the vision and resources the need for Christian mission in a changed and changing world.

Festival Schedule 

He will be speaking on 5/19/2014 at 6:30pm in worship and on 5/22/2014 at 2:30pm at Central Lutheran Church in a lecture.

Additional Info

With deep joy we welcome David Lose here in May for the Festival of Homiletics 2014. His vast experience in biblical preaching, both at Luther Seminary and elsewhere, allows him a wealth of insights to share. 

For more about him, check out the following links:



Preaching Moment Videos from WorkingPreacher.org: 





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