Rachel Wrenn | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Rachel Wrenn

    Assistant Professor


    Trinity Lutheran Seminary
    Trinity Lutheran Seminary


    • Biography

      Rachel Wrenn is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is completing her dissertation on anger in the Psalms from Emory University. Her research interests include ethnography and bodies, emotion, and divine-human relationships in the Bible. Wrenn is the author of several articles on preaching and biblical commentary for WorkingPreacher.org. She is the co-host of the podcast First Reading, an Old Testament lectionary podcast for preachers and teachers.

    • Degrees Earned

      PhD (pending) - Emory University
      MDiv - Luther Seminary
      BA - Pacific Lutheran University

    • Teaches

      Introduction to New Testament, I and II
      Theology of the Prophets
      Introduction to Hebrew
      The Book of Revelation

    • Publications

      “Emotion and Anger in the Psalms” Liturgy (2020) (forthcoming).
      “Is the Psalmist Angry at God? Psalm 88 and the Absent Nose” Word and World 40 (2020): 236-245.
      Review of Hearing John’s Voice: Insights for Teaching and Preaching, by M. Eugene Boring. In Word and World (forthcoming).
      “Isaiah 9:2-7” WorkingPreacher.org. December 24, 2019.
      “Preaching While White.” WorkingPreacher.org. May 7, 2019. https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=5329