Working Preacher has been a trusted source of inspiration, interpretation and imagination for preachers across the globe -- all for free. According to Google Analytics, in the past 12 months the site has hosted 3.5 million visits from preachers in 230 countries and territories. We're glad that you found us!

Find out Who We Are and What We're Up To

A wholly redesigned Working Preacher debuted in April 2013, thanks to generous support from donors like you and because of funding provided by the Lilly Endowment for Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project.

More than ever, Working Preacher is dedicated to serving preachers who proclaim God's Word in authentic ways.

"Working Preacher is the best, most reliable sermon preparation tool I have on my work bench. More times than not, your commentators pop my synapses with an insight that is the catalyst for excitement in getting ready for Sunday." - Pastor John Kidd, Washington, D.C.

We're eager to share the site's new features, including simpler navigation, a beautiful new look and easier access to six years of quality commentaries, articles, podcasts, and videos.

Features include:

New look and feel

  • Artwork, featuring items from Luther Seminary's Fine Arts Collection, matched with each week's lectionary reading
  • At-a-glance liturgical season and color

Rich content

  • Related commentary on similar passages
  • One-click print view of all Bible readings and commentaries
  • Seven years of great preaching resources, including:
    • 2,850 commentaries
    • 800 articles and reviews
    • 700 podcasts and
    • 250 videos
  • Social-enabled content makes it easier to share "a ha" moments with others

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Craft of Preaching

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  • All-new area to showcase reviews, recommendations and events that we love
  • Easy-to-follow social media feeds and activity from Working Preacher


  • Search by keyword, Bible passage, liturgical season
  • Scripture Index enables users to find commentaries by Bible passage

Support Working Preacher

By visiting this page, you are among a growing number of preachers who visit Working Preacher. Do you return to the site week after week to spark your preaching imagination? Donate now to keep Working Preacher working for you!

More than ever, Working Preacher is dedicated to serving preachers who proclaim God's Word in authentic ways.

Who We Are and What We're Up To

Working Preacher is a ministry brought to you by Luther Seminary. The Working Preacher team believes that God uses good biblical preaching to change lives.

We have enlisted hundreds of friends -- biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching -- to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content.

On the site you'll find:

What you won't find is someone else's sermons, sermon outlines or illustrations. Our hope is to make you a better preacher, so that God's Word in Scripture comes alive every time you preach.

If you have comments or questions about the site, feel free to contact us at cbp@luthersem.edu.