Preaching

 

HC 041: Homiletics

An introduction to the art of preaching with emphasis on theory, sermon structure, development and delivery. Students will have the opportunity to deliver at least one fully prepared sermon in class. Required for students in the Diploma of Ministry–Preaching Concentration.

 

HC 042: Major Modern Preachers

A study of the biographies and preaching styles of notable preachers whose ministry reached into the 1950s and beyond. This course will make use of published sermons and recordings. Students will study the theology of individual preachers, their sermon structure, use of language, and the relevance of their sermons to any identifiable social and/or political issues of their generation.

 

HC 043: Preaching Eulogies

This course will focus on developing sermons that proclaim the Gospel in the midst of death effectively and responsibly. Careful consideration will be given to the use of preaching as pastoral care.

 

HC 044: Preaching in the Black Tradition

This course is designed to introduce students to the history, techniques, themes and leading practitioners of Black Preaching. Through the use of lectures, assigned readings and video and audio recordings, students will discover the rich diversity of styles that constitute what some people perceive to be a monolithic expression.

 

HC 045A: “Thinking” Preaching

This seminar will focus on developing personal techniques in identifying sermon ideas in one’s environment. Attention will be given to the significant role of the Holy Spirit in sermon structure and development, models of “thinking” preaching, and the use of illustrations in sermons. Offered in alternating summers.

This course is a co-requisite to HC 045B. Completion of both seminars is required to receive full course credit.

 

HC 045B: Transformational Preaching

How does preaching transform lives? What personal and preparatory considerations are necessary for transformational preaching? This seminar will address these questions and will focus on the power and dynamics of preaching that transforms. Offered in alternating summers.

This course is a co-requisite to HC 045A. Completion of both seminars is required to receive full course credit.