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PAST311 Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context

An exploration of communication issues that affect congregations and ministry organisations today, including interpreting the Bible and preaching in an increasingly secular world, as well as digital and online communication.

Paper title Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context
Paper code PAST311
Subject Pastoral Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level PASX or PAST paper
Restriction
MINX 407, MINS 407, PASX 311
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete PAST 311 should be able to
  • Describe and critically analyse implications for congregations of new forms of electronic communication and the rise in visual communication
  • Critically analyse the communication strategies of existing congregations
  • Articulate ways to move between text and context as they study the Bible, considering the needs of the listeners, the challenges of the wider society and the relevance of the biblical text in preparing sermons
  • Describe and critically evaluate trends in preaching styles that are relevant for our postmodern, post-Christendom, multicultural society in New Zealand
Teaching Arrangements
Five 1.5-hour videoconferences (on Saturday mornings) and a teaching day
Paper Structure
This paper is divided into seven modules:
  • Module 1: Changes in Communication
  • Module 2: Communicating Congregational Identity and Values
  • Module 3: The Rise in Visual Culture
  • Module 4: Electronic Communication
  • Module 5: Preaching the Bible
  • Module 6: Preaching: Moving from Text to Context
  • Module 7: Preaching and the Imagination
Contact
lynne.baab@otago.ac.nz
Course outline
View the course outline for PAST 311
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Lynne Baab
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required.
A course book has been prepared for this paper.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 15:00-20:50 11

An exploration of communication issues that affect congregations and ministry organisations today, including interpreting the Bible and preaching in an increasingly secular world, as well as digital and online communication.

Paper title Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context
Paper code PAST311
Subject Pastoral Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 200-level PASX or PAST paper
Restriction
MINX 407, MINS 407, PASX 311
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: to be advised.
Paper Structure
This paper is divided into seven modules:
  • Module 1: Changes in Communication
  • Module 2: Communicating Congregational Identity and Values
  • Module 3: The Rise in Visual Culture
  • Module 4: Electronic Communication
  • Module 5: Preaching the Bible
  • Module 6: Preaching: Moving from Text to Context
  • Module 7: Preaching and the Imagination
Teaching Arrangements
Five 1.5-hour videoconferences (on Saturday mornings) and a teaching day
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required.
A course book has been prepared for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for PAST 311
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete PAST 311 should be able to
  • Describe and critically analyse implications for congregations of new forms of electronic communication and the rise in visual communication
  • Critically analyse the communication strategies of existing congregations
  • Articulate ways to move between text and context as they study the Bible, considering the needs of the listeners, the challenges of the wider society and the relevance of the biblical text in preparing sermons
  • Describe and critically evaluate trends in preaching styles that are relevant for our postmodern, post-Christendom, multicultural society in New Zealand

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard