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CMPR 654J

What Can I Say?: Preaching in Circumstances of Challenge, Controversy and Tragedy, Summer 2012

Rev. Martin Copenhaver

Pastors are often expected to preach in circumstances that are extraordinary.  It might be in the face of congregational conflict or personal tragedy, national emergency or turmoil, complex ethical choices or prophetic moments.  Preaching in these circumstances can be particularly challenging, but such circumstances also provide opportunities for the gospel to be heard—or heard afresh—in ways that are particularly profound for individual listeners, as well as for congregations.  This course will explore various approaches and resources for preaching in such circumstances, as well as opportunities for crafting and delivering “difficult” sermons.  A previous introductory course in preaching is recommended, but not required. Limit: 15.

Syllabus

Summer - Summer Session II - June 11-22, 9:00 a.m. - noon


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.