Naming God in the World: Preaching in a Post-Christian Age


Program D.Min
Field of Study Ministry
Class# M 715
Location TBD
Time TBD
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Core/Elective Elective

At the beginning of the 21st century, those called to preach the Gospel every Sunday cannot assume that their hearers are familiar with either the biblical narrative or the theological terms used by the Christian tradition to name God’s presence and activity in the world. This course explores the possibilities for a renewed “Christian Apologetics” that takes seriously the transition underway from modern” to “post-modern” ways of knowing. Participants develop sermons that attempt to “name God”–i.e., to provide a plausible account of Christian faith in an emerging post- Christian world.