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February 02, 2019

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Studio City, Calif.

Working Preacher Presents: Biblical Preaching in Your Context

A one-day event for preachers in the Los Angeles area

Spend a day with members of the Sermon Brainwave podcast team and your local colleagues in ministry thinking about how and why you preach. Consider how sermons that are attentive to biblical passages and their nuances can lead congregations into rich reflections on God, the gospel, and the contexts in which we live. A combination of plenary sessions, workshops, and discussions will provide opportunities to ponder your approach to preaching in general and some of the specific biblical texts coming during the Lenten and Easter seasons. Conclude the day refreshed and equipped with new insights to fuel your preaching.

This event is open to all preachers, whether lay or ordained.

This event is subsidized by Luther Seminary’s participation in the Lilly Endowment’s program “The Strengthening of Christian Preaching.”

Tuition: $45 per person (includes lunch); need-based scholarships are available

Time: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. Free parking is available in the church’s parking lot.


  • Karoline Lewis, Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and The Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, and co-host of the Sermon Brainwave podcast.
  • Matt Skinner, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary; co-host of the Sermon Brainwave podcast.

Register today.

Registration deadline is January 24, 2019.

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