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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,365.11|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,661.93|
- PPAST 311, PASX 311
- Limited to
- MMin, PGDipMin, PGDipTheol, BTheol(Hons)
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Dr Lynne Baab
- 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 are not required.
A course book has been prepared for this paper.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for MINS 407
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete MINS 407 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
- Make recommendations to their own or other congregations about electronic communication, visual communication and the congregation's communication strategies
- 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
- Assess and modify their own preaching style in the light of new learning about how to move between text and context and how to consider audience issues