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Boundaries and Big Sky: Preaching the Gospel of Mark

A preaching intensive with Karoline Lewis

Mark's Gospel tears apart all boundaries that might separate us from God, and any sermon on Mark should do the same. Mark's urgent message of God's presence in Jesus is just the kind of Gospel truth we need to hear and preach in our times. This course will focus on Mark's unique voice in the canon, Mark's role as the first Gospel written, and how it has shaped Christian thought. Participants will leave with a solid foundation of Mark's theology so as to enter Year B preaching with confidence and inspiration.  

Dates: August 3 – 7; 9-11 am and 1-3 pm each day;
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis
Cost:  $195 each
Location: Online
Recommended for: lectionary preachers and all who want to study Mark's homiletic

Scholarship requests due July 1. Please contact Erica Knisely for more information.



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About the Presenter

Karoline M. Lewis is professor in the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, and previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College. Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles for The Christian Century, Feasting on the WordFeasting on the GospelsCurrents in Theology and Mission, Lutheran Forum, Word & World, Abingdon Preaching Annual, and Odyssey Network's ON Scripture. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (BA), Luther Seminary (MDiv), and Emory University (PhD, New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and regional coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Lewis is a regular preacher/presenter at the Festival of Homiletics and leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, author of the site’s Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave

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