David J. Lose joined the Luther Seminary faculty in July of 2000 as assistant professor of homiletics. In May 2005, he received the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching and was named Academic Dean in June of the same year, a post he held through 2008.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate (1988) of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and holds the master of divinity (1993) and master of sacred theology (1997) degrees from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate in homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary (2000). Ordained in 1993, Lose served three ELCA congregations in New Jersey between 1993 and 2000.
His teaching interests include preaching, biblical interpretation, and the relevance of Martin Luther's theology for a postmodern world. He currently serves as the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching and in that capacity led the creative teams that developed WorkingPreacher.org and Sermon Brainwave.
Lose is the author of Making Sense of Scripture (2009), a book that helps everyday Christians read the Bible with greater understanding and enjoyment, and Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World (2003), which was named one of the "Top 10 Books of 2004" by the Academy of Parish Clergy. A popular speaker, Lose has lectured and led workshops throughout the country and internationally.