Working Preacher

Center for Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary.


Working Preacher is a website from Luther Seminary focused on preaching, and, because the emphasis is on resources for the pastor who preaches in a local congregation, it is practical, contextual, and represents theological integrity.


blogs; weekly podcast; Twitter posts

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Think critically about the practice of preaching, like how an excellent class on photography makes one think more about the practice of printmaking.
  • Further your preaching skills and learn about new techniques and materials.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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