Intro to Preaching in a Cross-Cultural Context

Session: Fall
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: THU
Time: 2:10pm-5:00pm
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Approval Required: No

ECO Core or Equivalent

This non-lectionary, thematic online synchronous 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.

PREWORK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE: Each student must write manuscripts for two original sermons, on the theme of your choosing, of 1200 to 1500 words in length. Please Note: All sermons are due at midnight US Pacific time on August 26, 2024.

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 designed for M.Div and MASC students and will be evaluated based on sermons and class participation.

Pre-requisites: ECO Core or equivalent.

Faculty Consent Required. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval.
1. Students will self-enroll in the course to be placed on the waitlist. 2. Complete the required faculty consent questionnaire. For questions regarding Faculty Consent, please contact

Maximum enrollment:15. Auditors excluded.