Matthew L. Skinner

Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary; Scholar for Adult Education, Westminster Presbyterian Church


Matthew L. Skinner, one of the co-hosts of the popular Sermon Brainwave podcast, has served on the Luther Seminary faculty since 2002. He teaches courses there in the master’s degree programs and in the doctor of ministry in biblical preaching program. His research and teaching focus on the Gospels, Acts, the cultural dynamics on display in those writings, and the ways the Bible continues to shape Christian identity among its readers and hearers. His most recent publications include Acts: Catching up with the Spirit (2020), the three-volume work A Companion to the New Testament (2017-2018), and Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel: Encountering the Divine in the Book of Acts (2015). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Skinner has contributed to numerous print and digital resources to help preachers with biblical interpretation. He also serves in a local Minneapolis Presbyterian congregation seeking to develop new directions and offerings for educational ministries both within and beyond the walls of the church. He teaches frequently at workshops and conferences for church leaders.

Sessions with Matthew L. Skinner