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The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis is assistant professor of preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

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The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty as Assistant Professor of Biblical Preaching in 2007.  She has had adjunct faculty positions at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She was also adjunct faculty in the Bible division at Luther Seminary in 1994-95 and 2006.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in 1999, Lewis was Associate Pastor of Worship and Education at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. (1999-2002). She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Academy of Homiletics, and the Society of Biblical Literature, for which she also serves as President for the Upper Midwest Region. She has served as Associate Editor for the journal Word and World and is in her second term as the chair of the Leadership Division at Luther Seminary.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., Lewis received the M.Div. degree from Luther Seminary in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in New Testament Studies from Emory University, Atlanta, in 2006. She is has led conferences, workshops, and retreats throughout the country and was one of the featured speakers at the 2011 Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis, MN and will be again in Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Lewis is the author of Rereading the "Shepherd Discourse:" Restoring the Integrity of John 9:39-10:21 (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008), the introduction and study notes for the Gospel of John in the Lutheran Study Bible (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) and co-author of New Proclamation: Year B, 2009, Easter through Christ the King (Fortress Press, 2009) as well as articles in The Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, Lutheran Forum, and Word and World. She is a contributing writer for and co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave.


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The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis (ELCA)
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March 25, 2012

A Blip in the Plan

The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis (ELCA)

For the final Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis draws important insights from Jesus' teaching in John 12 about his coming death on the cross and what it means to our faith.