Speaking the Truth to Change: Preaching in a Changing World

Session: Spring
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 1.5
Days: THU
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Academic Year: 2022 - 2023
Approval Required: Yes

Introduction to Preaching

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The world of faith and spiritual exploration is changing in almost every way and in the middle of this, those in ministry need to be able to compel, inspire, comfort and care. One of the main tools for this is speaking, known as preaching in many faith traditions. This online synchronous course will explore the ways this form is changing and how we speak to people from different generations, backgrounds and experiences. Because the majority of our in-class time will be based on presentation of student work and principled critique, a sermon of approximately 1200 words is due 48 hours before the first class. For M.Div and MASC students.

Thursdays 3-4:30 p.m. on Zoom beginning March 2-May 11.

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.

Faculty consent required. Enrollment Max: 15. Auditors excluded.