Jennifer Lord

 Jennifer Lord
Address100 East 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Associate Professor of Homiletics, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A.B., Albion College,
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1989
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2003

The Reverend Doctor Jennifer L. Lord, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Dean of the Chapel at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, is a Presbyterian minister who served congregations in New York State before joining the seminary faculty. She holds a B.A. from Alboin College, a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

She places her work at the intersection of homiletical theory and liturgical theology. Interest in ritual studies, performance theory, and creative processes for preaching supplement her work on preaching as a liturgical act. Current interests and course offerings are in the areas of preaching and the sacraments; women, authority, and voice in preaching; preaching and the Revised Common Lectionary; metaphor studies; and creative processes in sermon preparation.

She is working on Introduction to Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary: Texts to Sermon for Westminster John Knox, a book project examining the liturgical and homiletical tasks involved with preaching from the RCL. Her book Finding Language and Imagery: Words for Holy Speech (Fortress Press, Elements of Preaching Series) is forthcoming spring, 2009. She is a contributing author for the New Interpreters Bible Handbook of Preaching (Abingdon, 2008); New Proclamation on Feasts, Holy Days and Other Celebrations (Augsburg Fortress, 2007); Best Advice for Pastors and Preachers (Westminster John Knox, forthcoming 2008, William Carl, ed.); Feasting on the Word (Westminster John Knox); and journals Worship and Call to Worship. Prior to her appointment at Austin Seminary she was Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching at Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She travels nationally as a conference leader, consultant, and liturgist/preacher.

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