APPL 699/DMPM 999 – THE DRAMA OF PREACHING

Cameron Wyenberg Upcoming Course

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APPL 699/DMPM 999 - THE DRAMA OF PREACHING

WITH JOHN SHOUSE

INTENSIVE DATES: JUNE 10-14, 2019
TERM DATES: JUNE 10 - Aug 30, 2019 
3 CREDIT HOURS

Course Description

This core course will combine lecture, discussion and workshop experiences in order to encourage advanced students in the honing of their skills as practitioners of the art and ministry of Christian preaching. Basic principles in the theology and theory of homiletics will be reviewed but special attention will be given to the enhancement of communication skills and sermon delivery. In workshop experiences the relationship between substance and style, content and delivery will be explored. This course will concentrate on developing and deepening skills in adult learners, many of whom can be expected to have significant preaching experience. Emphasis will placed on expanding, advancing and sharpening whatever skills participants bring to the course. The class will be dedicated to deepening participants’ abilities to craft and deliver sermons for God to use as vessels in His gracious activity of carrying men and women into the transforming presence of the Risen Christ

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students should be better able to

  1. Design sermons that have an explicit theological grounding and purpose.
  2. Craft sermons that are responsible both to the teaching resident in a given Biblical text and relevant to the contours and complexities of contemporary life.
  3. Demonstrate competence in using a variety of communication resources and methods in the service of more effective biblical, pastoral preaching.
  4. Be more effective proclaimers of and apologists for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  5. Utilize illustrations and stories as effective communication strategies to embody the Gospel
  6. Articulate a theological understanding of the spoken and embodied word in proclaiming the gospel.
  7. Evidence increased speech communication skills and abilities

Textbooks

  1. Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1994, 2005, 2018
  2. Tim Keller, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, New York: Viking, 2015
  3. Wayne McDill, The Moment of Truth: A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery, Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 1999
  4. Robert Smith, Doctrine that Dances, Nashville, B & H Academic, 2008

Workshop Schedule

June 10 – A.M.

Housekeeping and Introductions

Towards a Theology for Preaching: The Sermon as Gospel Embodiment

June 10 – P.M.

Review of Homiletical Theory

Discussion of Christ Centered Preaching by Bryan Capell

Workshop – Public Reading of Scripture

June 11 – A.M.

Review of Homiletical Theory

Extempraneous Exercize

June 11 – P.M.

Discussion of Preaching by Tim Keller

Workshop – Shakespeare Monologues

June 12 – A.M.

Review of Homiletical Theory

Workshop Experience

June 12 – P.M.

Discussion of Doctrine that Dances Robert Smith

Workshop Experience

June 13 – A.M.

Review of Homiletical Theory

Workshop Experience

June 13 – P.M.

Discussion of The Moment of Truth by Wayne McDill

Workshop Experience

 

June 14 – A.M.

Review of Homiletical Theory

Workshop Experience

June 14 – P.M.

Discussion of Preaching by Tim Keller

Workshop Experience

Reflections and Departure


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COURSE INSTRUCTORS

John Shouse