Rolf Jacobson is Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Old Testament, and Alvin N. Rogness Chair in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry at Luther Seminary. With Craig Koester, he developed the Narrative Lectionary. His books include Divine Laughter: Preaching and the Serious Business of Humor (co-authored with Karl N. Jacobson; Working Preacher Books, 2022); Psalms (New International Commentary on the Old Testament; co-authored with Beth Tanner and Nancy Declaisse-Walford; Eerdmans, 2014); Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide for Discovery and Engagement (co-authored with Karl Jacobson; Baker Academic, 2013); and Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms (Augsburg Fortress 2008).

His articles have appeared in Theology Today, Word & World¸ Interpretation, and other places. He is a frequent speaker and preacher, known for his humor and snarkiness. He can be heard weekly on Working Preacher’s Sermon Brainwave and “I Love to Tell the Story,” Working Preacher’s Narrative Lectionary podcast.

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