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Homiletics

Semester 2
Day Class

The unit offers an introduction to the theology and practice of Christian preaching. It examines the nature of preaching in the context of Christian community and gives attention to such issues as adult pedagogy, speaker authority, listener response, gender and culture awareness, processes of creativity, and public speech communication theory.

The course will explore the process of sermon preparation and the dynamics of sermon delivery. This will include context analysis, selection and responsible interpretation of biblical texts and themes, the use of appropriate language, images, narrative and structures and attention to the particulars of voice, non-verbals and style expressed in presentation.

In addition to interactive lectures and small group work, the presentation of sermons and short talks in class will give practical opportunity for learning through preaching and listening.

Code
DL3002W
Level
Undergraduate
Discipline
Liturgy (DL)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
BN1001W and CT1001W (or equivalent)
Location
Whitley College   view location >
Faculty
Allan Demond
Class Time
Three hours per week