Intro. to Preaching
|Field of Study||Ministry|
|Instructor||Kapp, Deborah, Lindstrom, Joanne|
This introductory course draws upon biblical, traditional and contemporary resources to help Christians to voice the gospel within Christian Communities and in the world. Preaching will be understood from a vast array of practices, performances and interpretations in deep relation to Biblical exegesis, local contexts, social groups, theologies, histories, inter-faith relations, and worship. We will be attentive to the ways in which preachers develop a theology of proclamation for such times as these. This course will help students to prepare a sermon and become preachers who are able to connect preaching/proclamation with what is going on in the world today. Class sessions will be divided in two periods: one designed for discussions of texts and all that pertains to the task of preaching; and one designed for a diverse set of practices. Students will preach in different settings and address real/imaginary occasions, developing skills to preach with and without manuscripts.