The unit is a practical study of preaching in the context of worship and mission. The focus of the unit will be on preaching the Scriptures within specific liturgical occasions but will also explore the purpose and method of evangelistic preaching. Students will develop a critical framework for understanding the nature and purpose of preaching, building on foundational skills in biblical studies and theology. They will explore the relationship of preaching to its context in worship, and prepare a sermon addressed to a particular context.
Unit Code: DL9100T
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Liturgy
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Interpret a given text in the light of the scripture and the tradition of the church.
Understand the purpose and place of preaching in the life and mission of the Christian community.
Evaluate approaches to preaching within the worship and mission of the church
Explore the place of preaching within particular liturgical events including the eucharist, baptisms, weddings and funerals
Engage critically with various approaches to preaching including evangelistic preaching.
Communicate the relevance of the texts for the daily life of hearers.
Articulate the specific social and religious contexts out of which a particular sermon arises and addresses, critically assessing the way context shapes content
30 points in Biblical Studies and at least 15 points in Systematic Theology
Lectures and workshops
Oral presentation of short sermons to class, submitted as a paper (equivalent 1,000 words)
Essay of 2,500 words
Written sermon of 2,500 words (different sermon from oral presentation)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Mar, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-27 13:18:54 +1000