Introduction to Preaching in a Cross Cultural Context

Session: Fall
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: THU
Time: 2:10-5:00pm
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Approval Required: Yes

ECO Core Course or equivalent

Download: Course Document

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.

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.

Maximum enrollment:15. Auditors excluded.

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

PREWORK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE: One 15-minute sermon should be posted by September 6. No need to stress about this—it just gives us a place to start. This can be something you have preached before though writing something new gives you more resources coming out of the class!!