This unit examines traditions and practices of pastoral preaching. A particular focus will be the practice of sermon preparation and presentation, with an emphasis on developing “pastoral listening” skills, utilizing resources and developing a self-critical faculty. Crafting sermons and the art of preaching are examined using both student-prepared and model sermons. Topics examined include: contextual preaching; theological underpinnings of the context; involving the congregation in preaching; plagiarism and integrity; the role of scripture, theology, reflection, interpretation, prayer and experience in preaching.
Unit Code: DP3024S
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate awareness of different preaching methods and styles.
Evaluate the role of reflection, interpretation, prayer and experience in preaching.
Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes integrity in 21st century preaching.
Create and deliver a pastoral sermon.
Critically discuss the meaning of pastoral preaching tradition in different faith traditions.
Theologically articulate a framework of pastoral preaching relevant to a specific, local context.
18 points in foundational units in each of Fields B, C and D with at least 144 points across all fields
The unit will consist of seminars, discussion and work groups and practical sessions
10 x 200 documents study 2000 words
2 x Homily/Sermon 2000 words
Essay 1000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 14 Oct, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-20 08:59:37 +1100