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PW 431 - Introduction to Preaching

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

A course consisting of a study of the foundations and fundamentals of biblical preaching. Learning how to develop biblical sermons will be the primary focus of this course. This course will also give students the opportunity to preach in class. These preached sermons will be evaluated by the instructor and by the class.  Prerequisite: BI 412 or permission from the instructor.

Professor Lyle Buyer
Text Books
  • Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 2nd ed. Baker Academic, 2001
  • Stott, John R. W. Between Two Worlds. Eerdmans, 1982.
  • Sunukjian, Donald. Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Kregel, 2007.

Type: Semester   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3


PW 631 - Christian Worship

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory course consisting of class lectures and practical worship ministry assignments. The class lectures will provide an understanding of the theocentric and christocentric focus and  structure of Christian worship. Emphasis will be placed on intentional worship planning based on the Christian Church year and on the role of music in Christian worship. Special attention will be given to: The Christian Year as a desirable framework for intentional long-term worship planning, Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Eucharist), and planning and leading a component of a  worship service in the classroom setting.

Professor Allan Effa
Text Books
  • Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Baker Academic, 2010.
  • Labberton, Mark. The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice. IVP, 2007.

Term: Jan. 6-10  Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3