Course Descriptions - Homiletics

Crucifx at Brent Chapel

Crucifx at Brent Chapel

 

HOMILETICS

HOM 625 Foundations in Homiletics 2 credits

Preaching as the common ground for the integration of biblical, moral, systematic and pastoral theology. This introductory course features theoretical content as well as homiletic application. Students will learn the basics of preparing and preaching the liturgical homily, including exegesis and use of liturgical readings, exegesis of the congregation, structure of the homily, and effective delivery by going through the process of homily preparation.

HOM 771 Preaching Practicum 2 credits

More advanced experiences of homiletic preaching with group feedback and critique as well as instructor mentoring on a consistent basis.

Prerequisite: HOM 625

HOM 781 Liturgical Preaching 2 credits

This course is a blend of practice and theory. It will assist students in the preparation and delivery of homilies within specific liturgical contexts:  Christian initiation, weddings, funerals, and the Sunday assembly.

Prerequisite: HOM 625

HOM 872 Preaching Internship 2 credits

Available to the transitional deacon who is involved in a ministerial placement. Repeated experiences of homiletic preaching with group feedback and critique as well as instructor mentoring on a consistent basis.  Student will be led to identify his trends and styles of preaching, address and

critique them. The homiletics faculty will collaborate with the student and staff professionals at the ministry site in order to implement a supervised preaching internship.

Prerequisites: HOM 625 and HOM 781