Mary Hinkle Shore is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a former professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. Her work has appeared in The Christian CenturyJournal for PreachersWord & World, and on Working PreacherShe lives in Brevard, North Carolina, and continues to be a frequent speaker at church events.

She especially enjoys working with seminarians, clergy and lay preachers on biblical interpretation and the moves between text and sermon. Shore completed a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke University, and also holds a Master of Divinity from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

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