This is an advanced intensive in thematic preaching intended for students with preaching experience who seek to further develop their own unique preaching presence and voice. Topics will focus on thematic development, use of poetic voice, effective sermon construction, pulpit presence, and preaching through the liturgical year. This course utilizes a high level of peer collaboration and review. All religious traditions welcome. Advanced preparation of sermons and some advanced reading will be required. Prerequisites: an introductory level homiletics course or extensive preaching experience with permission of the instructor.