Speaking the Truth to Change: Preaching in A Changing World

Type: Intensive, Online, Synchronous
Units: 1.5
Days: MON - TUE - WED - THU - FRI
Time: 2:30pm-5pm
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Start Date: 01/22/2024
End Date: 01/26/2024
Approval Required: Yes

Introduction to Cross Cultural Preaching

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 half-credit 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 by Wednesday of the class week.

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.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Cross Cultural Preaching.

Class meets January 22-26, 2024, 2:30pm-5pm.
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. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FC23-24

For questions regarding Faculty Consent, please contact kmoebius@sksm.edu.