Preaching

Inspiration, imagination and interpretation

Luther Seminary works through its academic programs, its lifelong learning classes and events and its resource websites (WorkingPreacher.org and NarrativeLectionary.org) to equip preachers to be faithful and effective in their ministry of proclamation.

Theological and practical education does not end with a theological degree, but rather only gains momentum! Luther Seminary is committed to the lifelong learning of preachers. It does so by offering a variety of educational events and resources that strengthen and sustain preachers in their craft and calling.

Working Preacher logoBy creating biblical preaching resources, such as WorkingPreacher.org, Luther Seminary:

  • supports preachers by putting them in the company of others also called to ministries of proclamation

  • invites preachers to consider the study, process, and practice of preaching in light of their experience

  • challenges preachers to stretch and grow in their efforts to proclaim the good news of Christ for today's world

Luther Seminary's commitment to preaching is also expressed by its:

  • Doctor of Ministry program in Biblical Preaching

  • Center for Lifelong Learning and its continuing education offerings in preaching, including:
    • Festival of Homiletics, an annual weeklong gathering of 1,800-plus preachers held in May in a different city each year (including Denver, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Nashville).
    • Celebration of Biblical Preaching, a three-day conference held annually in October at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
    • Lectionary studies and other KAIROS classes held throughout the year for both Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) and Narrative Lectionary preachers.
    • Publication of Lectionary Homiletics and accompanying website GoodPreacher.com, which came to an end on Jan. 31, 2016. If you have questions about these resources, email cbp@luthersem.edu and include "Good Preacher" in the subject line.
  • Archive of audio recordings called In the Company of Preachers (available for purchase as audio CDs or downloadable audio files), produced quarterly from 2007 to 2011.