Intro to Preaching in a Cross Cultural Context

Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: MON - TUE - WED - THU - FRI
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Academic Year: 2022 - 2023
Start Date: 01/23/2023
End Date: 01/27/2023
Approval Required: Yes

ECO Core Intensive

This non-lectionary, thematic preaching course embraces counter oppressive ministry through worship and the arts. Hands on learning will combine the sharing and peer review of brief homilies with exercises aimed at identifying your authentic preaching voice. Each student will also deliver two full-length sermons in class. Questions of how to make our worship services more relevant in today’s culturally shifting world will be explored through thea/ological study of homiletics through a liberatory lens and an engagement with issues of cultural appropriation and misappropriation in Unitarian Universalist liturgical practice. Students from all traditions welcome.

Starr King thresholds: 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement 2. Prophetic Witness and Work 6. Theology in Culture and Context 7. Educating for Wholeness and Liberation and MFC Competency 1. Worship and Rites of Passage. This course is for M.Div students and will be evaluated based on sermons and class participation.

PREWORK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE: Each student must write manuscripts for two original sermons, on the theme of your choosing, of 15-20 minutes in length. All sermons are due
at midnight US Pacific time on January 16, 2023.

Pre-requisites: ECO Core Intensive.

Faculty Consent is required. Maximum enrollment is 15. Auditors excluded.

Students will self-enroll in the course to be placed on the waitlist. Complete the faculty consent questionnaire.

For questions regarding Faculty Consent, please contact