Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching

Designation: PAST 3053

Participants will be introduced to preaching as a central biblical, historical and theological practice within the Christian Church. Participants will then examine the theology, theory and practice of designing and delivering sermons in context. With respect to design this will involve consideration of sermon content, purpose, form, illustration, story, and the context of a congregation gathered in worship. Particular attention will be given to designing ‘developmental/ big idea’, and ‘narrative’ preaching forms. In relation to sermon delivery, there will be a focus on rhetoric, voice, stance, eye contact, and working from a sermon script. in taking this course participants will be expected to design and deliver sermons receiving peer and tutor, group and individual, feedback.

Recommended Prior Study

  • None

Instructor

Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe
John Gladstone Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship: 902-585-1803: stuart.blythe@acadiau.ca

Available at Acadia Wolfville Campus

Take this course at Acadia Divinity College’s main teaching site on the campus of Acadia University in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Course Information
Current Schedule - Weekly - Fall Term 2019 Designation Instructor

Wed. 1:30-4:15pm

PAST 3053 X1 Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe

Available Online as a Virtual Seat

Course Information
Current Schedule - Weekly - Fall Term 2019 Designation Instructor

Weekly

Wed. 1:30-4:15pm

PAST 3053 V1 Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe