Pastoral Leadership Resources


CBF/GA hosted conversations between pastors and preachers about revised Common Lectionary texts,
the craft of preaching, and the art of worship.

Will Willimon

Will Willimon is a widely read and admired American preacher and has served as Bishop of the North American Conference of the United Methodist Church. He serves as Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School.

Teresa Fry Brown

Teresa Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University. Her research interests include homiletics, socio-cultural transformation, and African diaspora history focusing on African-American spiritual values.

Eric Barreto

Eric Barreto is Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Princeton Theological Seminary and is a proud CBF Baptist. He contributes regularly to and to several other blogs and platforms for preaching and New Testament studies.

David Lose

David Lose serves as Senior Pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN, and he previously was president of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His work has been featured on and in Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership.

M. Craig Barnes

M. Craig Barnes is the newly retired seventh president of Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to that he was the Robert Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the senior pastor of The Shadyside Presbyterian Church. He is the author of several books and articles that center on the struggle of contemporary people making sense of God’s grace.


Karoline Lewis

Karoline Lewis holds the Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. She co-hosts the Sermon Brainwave podcast and contributes to She also serves as program coordinator for the Festival of Homiletics.

Mike Ruffin

Michael L. Ruffin is a curriculum editor with Smyth & Helwys Publishing, an adjunct professor at Mercer University, a newspaper columnist, and a poet. He posts opinion pieces on the blog “On the Jericho Road” and poems on Instagram (@michaell.ruffin). A former pastor of CBFGA partner congregations, he still preaches when and where he’s invited. 


 Otis Moss, III

Dr. Moss is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ. He is on the boards of Auburn Seminary and Faith-In-Place/Action Fund, and chaplain of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Child Advocacy Conference. Additionally, Dr. Moss is a Senior Fellow in the Auburn Seniors Fellow Program.


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