Introduction to Preaching in a Cross Cultural Context is a January preaching intensive that explores advanced work in counter oppressive ministry through worship and the arts. Hands on learning will combine the daily sharing and peer review of brief homilies with exercises aimed at identifying your authentic preaching voice. Each student will prepare two sermons in advance and deliver a full-length sermon 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 libratory lens and an engagement with issues of cultural appropriation and misappropriation in Unitarian Universalist liturgical practice. Course work in basic homiletics is not required for this class. Students from all traditions are welcome. Advanced reading and sermon preparation are required. Prerequisite: Educating to Counter Oppression (ECO) Core Intensive or Equivalent. This course is held Jan. 8-Jan. 12, 2018 Mon-Fri from 9:00am-5:00pm.