Preaching Kickback

Christian Theological Seminary’s African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric Ph.D. Program and the Academy of Preachers present “Sliding in the DMs: Preaching Kickbacks.” This Fall term Preaching Craft class series will take place every second Monday at 6 pm CT/7 pm ET virtually. The three faculty persons are the Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson (Seminary of the Southwest), Pastor Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr. (Fellowship Chicago), and Rev. Jeffrey A. Johnson, II (Eastern Star Church). This interactive preaching lab sequence is designed specifically for YOUNG PREACHERS under the age of 30 with less than a year of seminary training.

“Sliding in the DMs: Preaching Kickbacks” is an interdisciplinary, virtual experience bringing Black religiosity, pastoral care, womanism, social media linguistics and technology, culture, rhetoric, and communications in conversation with a focus on homiletics. The learning objectives of this time of study include developing one’s definition, theology, brevity, delivery, and clarity of preaching. Students will engage with the work of various premiere scholar-practitioners including Frank A. Thomas, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Kenyatta Gilbert, Lisa Thompson, and many more. Every month’s interactive session includes Newsfeed (opening activity), Posting (mini-lecture), Close Friends (cohort preaching labs), and Like, Share, Comment (reflection). Students will preach monthly and receive practical tips for developing their preaching ministry.

Selected students will be notified the week of August 2nd; they will receive instructions, a syllabus, readings, and a survey. The class begins on August 9th.

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