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L8520 Foundations of Preaching

  • Unit Code & NameL8520 Foundations of Preaching
  • DescriptionThis course unit introduces students to foundational skills for preaching in today's world. It teaches a step by step model for writing biblical sermons which communicate today. It also seeks to establish a theology of preaching as a theoretical foundation for preaching practise.

    This graduate course unit seeks to establish a theology of preaching that provides an adequate theoretical foundation to preaching practice and introduces students to the foundational skills needed for the preparation and delivery of homilies/sermons.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester2, 2017
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • Date19 - 23 June,9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Peter Farthing
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, readings, discussion, workshops with biblical passages, video clips, practice
  • AssessmentsLectures, tutorials plus practical application sessions involving preaching to peers and others, use of videotape feedback.

    The student will reflect on the text book, and write and deliver sermons, and reflect on them.
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Apply theological and theoretical principles to distinguish quality preaching of homilies/sermons
    2. Appraise a service of worship and explain the place of the homily/sermon
    3. Differentiate between written discourse and oral discourse and explain their interrelationship
    4. Demonstrate a range of preaching styles
    5. Prepare and deliver sermons/homilies that are creative and exhibit a basic structure that fits the context.
  • Text BooksHaddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages, (Baker, 2001)