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Lance Pape

Granville and Erline Walker Associate Professor of Homiletics


Phone: 817-257-7583


Lance Pape joined the Brite faculty in 2010 as the Granville and Erline Walker Associate Professor of Homiletics. He did undergraduate work at Abilene Christian University and completed his B.A. at the Institute for Christian Studies (now Austin Graduate School of Theology) in 1991. He holds the M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (1994) and the Ph.D. from Emory University (2010). His teaching and research are focused on homiletical theory, and biblical hermeneutics and preaching. An ordained minister, he has served congregations in Texas, Alabama, and New York. Lance is married to the Rev. Dr. Katie Hays (Disciples of Christ), and they are the parents of two children.


  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2010

  • M.Div, Yale Divinity School, 1994

  • B.A., Institute for Christian Studies, 1991

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Homiletical Theory and Practice

  • Advanced Sermon Development & Delivery

  • Biblical Interpretation for Preaching - Preaching the Parables

  • Foundations for Preaching

  • Introduction to Ministry Studies

  • Narrative and the Preacher's Task

  • Preaching Economic Justice

  • The Pastor as Popular Culture Critic

  • The Preaching Imagination

Professional Affiliations:

  • Academy of Homiletics

  • Society of Biblical Literature

Select Publications:

  • The Scandal of Having Something to Say: Ricoeur and the Possibility of Postliberal Preaching. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2013.

  • New Proclamation Year C 2013: Easter Through Christ the King. Turner, Mary Donovan, Eric D. Barreto, Walter C. Bouzard, and Lance Pape, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.