Course Memo

This course introduces students to necessary elements of biblical preaching. Students will learn and appropriate a particular biblical and contextual exegetical method for preaching in order to prepare, preach and reflect upon two sermons offered in a congregation of their choice (same context for both sermons and final presentation). Particular attention will be paid to the effect context has on the preaching task and the participatory role of “the hearer” in that process. Through video lectures, course readings, online discussion with peers and instructor, engagement with a congregation, and various written and verbal assignments, students will begin to develop their own theology of proclamation and will articulate it in a final presentation in the congregation. Prerequisites: NT-8103 Introduction to New Testament, RSFT-8119 Methods and Hermeneutics [12 max enrollment.]