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APPL 619

Introduction to Preaching and Worship

Preaching has, all too often, been taught either as a detached expository process with little critical reflection on the witness of the church, or else as an attractional approach that spares little time for scripture. Both paradigms tend to produce preaching that is individualistic. This course explores another way: an approach to preaching that is expository and redemptive-historical, contextualized to post-Christian neighbourhoods. Hermeneutics and homiletics are held together as we explore how to preach Christ as he stands at the centre of the biblical story, as the world’s creator, healer, and servant. We explore how our role as preachers is to nourish faith in Jesus, understanding the complexity of faith in this season and holding out the word of life responsively. And, following the example of the biblical authors themselves, we explore how preaching should aim to nourish communities of hope, communities that receive and extend the healing of Christ in local neighborhoods. There is opportunity to deliver two sermons and to receive feedback on these sermons.

Credit Hours:
Audit Hours:
(or co-requisites) BIBL 501, BIBL 502, BIBL 503. It is highly recommended that students have also taken APPL 581: Missional Church prior to taking this course.

Additional Info

Winter 2024

This course is available onsite and online. Students must register for the online section to gain Zoom access to the course.

Course lectures will be recorded, and students may be captured in course recordings. Access to lecture recordings is normally only given to online students who cannot reasonably be expected to attend the course live due to time zone differences. These students should contact the course instructor for permission to access recordings.

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