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 (Fortress Press 2020); Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity (Abingdon Press, 2020); SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD (Abingdon Press, 2016); and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries (Fortress Press, 2014), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Lewis was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to be a part of the Values and Voices Campaign in 2016 and again in 2021. Her current projects include John and MethodBelonging: Lessons At The Well, and Grace Upon Grace: A Lectionary for the Gospel of John.

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

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