Preaching & Story

EMP3301HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2006 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to provide students with experience of story and its relevance for preaching.  The theology, principles and practice of story will be discussed.  Weekly practice involves composing stories for oral/aural purposes, telling stories, listening to the stories of others, and providing critical feedback.  Students may expect to learn about biblical narrative and metaphor; how story and Christian doctrine are linked; identify "stories that preach" from various cultural and other sources; explore vaious methods of employing story in sermons; discover how narrative can be used to shape sermon structure; and learn better how stories affect listeners; prepare funeral and other sermons; and adopt their writing to their own learning goals/interests concerning preaching. Class participation, short weekly assignments, two preached sermons, peer evaluation.

AD students enrol in EMP6301HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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