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2021 Lenten Preaching Workshop with Karoline Lewis
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Pr. Michael Jannett

Monday, February 8, 2021, 9am-12noon Eastern / 8am-11am Central

Join Dr. Karoline Lewis for a wonderful morning full of rich text study as we dive deep into the lectionary for the 2021 Lenten season.

All are welcome to join! If there are questions, please contact Pr. Michael Jannett, Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication (

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"Sir, We Wish To See Jesus"

Our Lenten Lectionary Preaching Workshop will walk us through the Gospel lessons for Lent 2021, taking a deep dive into these passages that speak so poignantly and powerfully into our time of pandemic, protest, and politics. We will consider possible preaching points, with sermon titles, that directly address our shared concerns and yet offer hope that only the Gospel can provide. You will come away with a solid foundation for crafting your Lenten sermons and a renewed sense of the promise your call to preach.

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Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007.

Lewis is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon (2020), Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity, SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as Treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and Regional Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. Lewis is the Program Director of the Festival of Homiletics ( and Chair of the Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher (, co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave (, and regularly authors the Dear Working Preacher column (  Visit ( for resources on preaching, leadership, and being a woman in ministry.