B.A., Denison University; M.Div., Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School


William Brosend is professor of New Testament and director of the Thriving in Ministry program at the School of Theology. A priest of the Diocese of Kentucky, he came to The Episcopal Church after more than 20 years of parish ministry and seminary teaching in the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. Prior to his appointment at the School of Theology, he served as associate director of the Louisville Institute, a program of the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. While at Sewanee, he has served as director of the seminary’s Advanced Degrees Program, launching the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching track, and as executive director of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation.
In addition to many articles, reviews, and book chapters, he is the author and co-author of five books, including James and Jude (Cambridge University Press) and The Preaching of Jesus (Westminster John Knox Press). Recent publications include The Homiletical Question: an introduction to liturgical preaching (Cascade Books) and Preaching Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts (Abingdon Press). Brosend's current project is Parable: a commentary on the stories of Jesus, Baker Academic, 2021.
On Dec. 6, 2020, Brosend was interviewed on NewsChannel5–Nashville, about his book "Preaching Truth in the Age of Alternative facts." You can view the interview here.