An exploration of communication issues that affect congregations and ministry organisations today, including interpreting the Bible and preaching in an increasingly secular world.
|Paper title||Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- One 200-level PAST or PASX paper
- MINS 407, MINX 407, PASX 311
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- 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.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Cultural understanding.
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- 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 and for our globalised world
- 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