Thematic Preaching

This course is designed for preachers who take life as their sacred text for preaching and who seek to practice a ministry of non-lectionary-based thematic preaching in a congregational setting. We will explore the theological foundations of thematic preaching, learn how it fits into a larger vision of congregational ministry, identify resources and sustaining practices for the thematic preacher, and—of course!—preach. Each student will write two and deliver one original sermon for the class. (Sermons must be written and required reading completed in advance of class.) This course is designed especially for preachers in the Unitarian Universalist and other progressive theological traditions. All experience levels welcome.
Syllabus for this course.