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MINS407 Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context

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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 MINS407
Subject Ministry
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,365.11
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,661.93

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Restriction
PPAST 311, PASX 311
Limited to
MMin, PGDipMin, PGDipTheol, BTheol(Hons)
Contact
lynne.baab@otago.ac.nz
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
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

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Timetable

Not offered in 2020

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

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.

An exploration of communication issues that affect congregations and ministry organisations today, including interpreting the Bible and preaching in an incrasingly secular world.

Paper title Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context
Paper code MINS407
Subject Ministry
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester (15 February 2021 - 23 June 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
PAST 311, PASX 311
Limited to
MMin, PGDipMin, PGDipTheol, BTheol(Hons)
Contact

paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Coordinator: Professor Paul Trebilco,
Lecturers: Dr Paul Windsor and Dr Geoff New

Paper Structure

This paper is divided into five modules

  • Module 1: Word: Written
  • Module 2: Listener
  • Module 3: World
  • Module 4: Preacher
  • Module 5: Word: Living
Teaching Arrangements

This is a one-week intensive course in Dunedin. Lectures will be held from Monday 15 to Friday 19 February inclusive.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Articulate and analyse factors that lead to effective preaching.
  • 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 adn for our globalised world.
  • Assess and modify their own preaching style in the light of new learning about how to move betweem text and context and how to consider audience issues.

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Timetable

First Semester (15 February 2021 - 23 June 2021)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-16:50 7
Tuesday 09:00-16:50 7
Wednesday 09:00-16:50 7
Thursday 09:00-16:50 7
Friday 09:00-12:50 7