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  • Moira Laidlaw Moira Laidlaw is an ordained Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia and served two churches before retiring to write liturgies that are not only related to the lectionary but also reflect Australia imagery and resources wherever possible. (Source:
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  • Arthur Landwehr Arthur Landwehr (1934-2003), aka Arthur J Landwehr II, was a “prominent preacher, leader, writer, and ecuminist [sic]…[who] has impacted so many lives by communicating his deep passion in the Christian tradition as well as trying to reach out to engage issues facing the world...His published works include, In the Third Place (1972) and Lessons on Pastoral Epistles (1997), Working Well: Vocation in Business (1999) and United Methodist History: A Brief History of the Northern Illinois Conference (1999). Additionally, he contributed articles to a wide variety of professional journals throughout his career. Dr. Landwehr was known for his powerful and enigmatic speaking style.” (Source:; photo:
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  • Craig Brian Larson Brian Larson has published many books and articles and served in editorial roles for Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal and for fifteen years. He has a master’s degree in theology from Wheaton Graduate School and a bachelor’s from Illinois State University. He has served as pastor of Lake Shore Church in downtown Chicago since 1995. Brian’s writing has focused on the themes of perseverance, preaching, and sermon illustrations. (Source and photo:
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  • Theresa Latini Theresa Latini has been an administrator and professor in three seminaries, a Presbyterian pastor, a spiritual care coordinator in a human service agency, and a consultant to organizations and communities of faith throughout North America. She teaches and writes about the intersections of public leadership, conflict transformation, spirituality, diversity, and reconciliation. Her books, essays, and blogs seek to assist leaders and their communities in bridging the many divides that separate people from one another and that prevent them from flourishing. (Source and photo:
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  • Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence is a writer, speaker and biblical storyteller. She is earning an M. Div. at Calvin Theological Seminary. She has written and directed dozens of choral Bible readings. (Source and photo: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship)
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  • Cheryl Lawrie Cheryl has worked in a number of leadership and management roles, most recently as an Executive Director with the Uniting Church in Australia. Having responsibility for overseeing the church’s work in justice, community services and prisons, Cheryl has cultivated an interest and success in building resilient teams, improving retention and ensuring productivity improvement. As well as instigating effective coaching practices, Cheryl is frequently called upon to provide mediation, facilitation and strategic thinking for organizations and their stakeholders. Drawing on this background/experience, Cheryl is now turning her focus to providing full time facilitation, mediation and coaching. She has written books on mentoring, is a published poet, and has regularly contributed opinion pieces to The Age. She is also part of a group of artists who produce public transformative spaces in the centre of Melbourne. (Source and photo:
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  • Kim Lawton Kim Lawton is an award-winning reporter, producer, writer and speaker who has worked in broadcast, print and online media covering religion, ethics, and culture. For 20 years, Lawton was Managing Editor and Correspondent for the highly-acclaimed national public television program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,” where she oversaw news coverage and appeared as a regular on-air correspondent. She also provided exclusive content for the program’s award-winning website and is a frequent commentator on issues of faith, culture and spirituality. (Source:
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  • Jean LeClerc Jean LeClerc (1587/88 – 1633) was a 17th-century painter from the Duchy of Lorraine. Only six authenticated paintings remain of LeClerc’s work, but numerous etchings and engravings have survived. (Source:; photo:
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  • Philip LeMasters A priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, Fr. Philip LeMasters is the pastor of St. Luke Orthodox Church, Abilene, TX. He works full-time as Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Board of Trustees at St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary. A native Texan and graduate of both Baylor and Rice, Fr. Philip holds a Ph.D. in Christian Theology and Ethics from Duke University. The author of several books, essays, and reviews, his scholarly work focuses on moral and social questions in Orthodoxy, such as war, peacemaking, marriage, poverty, and medical ethics. Fr. Philip grew up a Southern Baptist, did some denominational wandering, and embraced the Orthodox faith in 2000. (Source:; photo:
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  • Karoline M Lewis Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007. She is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon (2020), SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry, and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Lewis 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, co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave, and regularly authors the Dear Working Preacher column. (Source and photo:
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  • C S Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (1898 - 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. (Source:; photo:
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  • Thomas G Long Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career as a preacher at McElroy Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church near Atlanta, Georgia and since that time has taught at a number of seminaries, including Erskine, Columbia, Princeton, and Candler. In 1996, Dr. Long was named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English speaking world by Baylor University, along with the likes of Fred Craddock, Billy Graham, James Forbes, Barbara Brown Taylor and William Willimon. Dr. Long's field is in Homiletics and is a strong proponent of the two pillars of preaching: strong exegetical work held alongside with strong presentation skills. Preaching magazine named his book, Witness of Preaching, one of the 25 most influential books on preaching in the past 25 years. A standard textbook in seminary and undergraduate preaching courses, the book advocates exegetical method seeking to discern a claim from the text to provide clarity of focus and function in sermons. (Source:; photo:
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  • Christine Longhurst Christine Longhurst has spent the past thirty years in worship ministry as pastor, worship leader, and teacher. She is on faculty at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, and offers workshops on worship in churches across Canada. She is curator of the popular re:Worship blog for pastors and worship leaders. (Source:; photo:
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  • David J Lose David J. Lose is the senior pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. From 2014 to 2017, he served as president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). He was Marbury E. Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, before accepting the presidency at LTSP. He is the author of Making Sense of the Christian Faith, Making Sense of Scripture and Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World. He speaks widely in the United States and abroad on preaching, Christian faith in a postmodern world and biblical interpretation. (Source and photo:
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  • Brian Lowery ​​For nearly twenty years, Brian ministered in churches in western Illinois, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and on the west coast of Florida – and planted a church on the west side of Indianapolis. In addition to local ministry, he also served for three-and-a-half years as the managing editor of, a ministry resources branch of Christianity Today International. He now serves as Campus Pastor and Assistant Professor of Preaching at Lincoln Christian University, where he holds an undergraduate degree in preaching and a Master of Divinity (emphasis in New Testament). (Source and photo:
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  • Michelle Lowndes Michelle Lowndes is a writer of Christian inspirational poetry living with her family in South Auckland, New Zealand.
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  • Barbara K. Lundblad Barbara Kay Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She served 16 years as a parish pastor in New York City, as well as campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University. She has taught preaching at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. In 2007, she served as president of the Academy of Homiletics. Lundblad is the author of “Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change” and “Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense.” She has contributed to Lectionary Homiletics, Currents in Theology and Mission, Word & World, The Journal of Preaching and The Living Pulpit. (Source:; photo:
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  • Martin Luther Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology, priest, author, composer, former Augustinian monk, and is best known as a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation and as the namesake of Lutheranism. (Source and photo:
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  • Jan Luyken Jan (Johannes) Luyken (1649-1712) was a Dutch poet, illustrator, and engraver. He was born and died in Amsterdam, where he learned engraving from his father Kaspar Luyken. He had a religious experience at age 26 that inspired him to write moralistic poetry in addition to making his print art. (Source:; photo:
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