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L9620 Preaching and Context

  • Unit Code & NameL9620 Preaching and Context
  • DescriptionBuilding on the foundational course in preaching, this unit explores a range of forms of sermons, seeking to find the best means of communication for listeners. It also builds skills in holding attention for God's purposes. Students will find safe space to work on their delivery. This course unit examines preaching in its social and cultural context.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester1, 2018
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • DateJanuary 29 - February 2 | 32a Barnsbury Grove, Bexley North
  • PrerequisitesL8520
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, classroom discussion and viewing examples of preachers/sermons that reinforce the method being taught. Students will practice various skills. Time will also be spent in a delivery workshop where students develop their vocal skills.
  • AssessmentsStudents will reflect on a sermon by a preacher who they believe speaks to today's context. They will also write/preach three sermons in different styles, applying principles taught.
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Appraise contemporary social and cultural context, extrapolate future trends, and forecast future trends in preaching
    2. Generalise the principles underlying effective preaching in particular contexts
    3. Creatively design sermons or homilies incorporating variations in style and structure
    4. Critique sermons or homilies with reference to their theological, social, and cultural context
    5. Preach sermons or homilies that effectively communicate in different contexts.