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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: Karoline Lewis

"God is revealed in who you are, and in when, what, how, and why you preach. You, yes you, are the preacher God needs you to be." - Karoline Lewis, OnPreaching


Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 2007 and is the Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics. She has taught at Augsburg College, Candler School of Theology, and Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lewis was Associate Pastor of Worship and Education at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, serves as the Treasurer of the Academy of Homiletics, and is the Regional Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. A graduate of Northwestern University, Lewis received the M.Div. degree from Luther Seminary and the Ph.D. degree in New Testament Studies from Emory University. She is the author of Rereading the "Shepherd Discourse:” Restoring the Integrity of John 9:39-10:21 (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008), the introduction and study notes for the Gospel of John in the Lutheran Study Bible (Augsburg Fortress, 2009), co-author of New Proclamation: Year B, 2009, Easter through Christ the King (Fortress Press, 2009) as well as articles in The Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, Lutheran Forum, Word and World, and Odyssey Network’s ON Scripture. 

Her blog on Passion Sunday for The Christian Century was one of the top ten blogs of 2011. Her most recent book is the fourth volume in the Fortress Press Biblical Preaching Commentary Series on the Gospel of John (2014). She is a contributing writer for www.workingpreacher.org and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Her blog, OnPreaching, can be found on her website, www.karolinelewis.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @karoline_lewis for weekly reflections on preaching the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday.

Festival Schedule

May 12th - 8:45am - Central Presbyterian - Worship

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