Homiletics (HM)

HM 7001 Biblical Preaching 1 (3 credit hours)

Biblical Preaching 1 provides principles for biblical preaching, with an emphasis on expository sermon development from the Word of God. This course includes advanced study of preaching through a Bible book and specialized forms of expository preaching.

HM 7005 Biblical Preaching 2 (3 credit hours)

This course combines elements from Biblical Preaching 1 with principles of sermon delivery. Each student delivers expository sermons before the professor and class members. The student who successfully completes this course will be able to: (a) deliver an effective expository sermon to a typical congregation, (b) critique a sermon in a manner that improves his own preaching and (c) evaluate his readiness and willingness to accept the responsibility of a regular preaching ministry. HM 7001 is a prerequisite for this course.

HM 7024 The Theology of Preaching (3 credit hours)

The course involves a study of the preaching task in the context of its theological foundations. Included in the course is a survey of the contributions that major theologians made to preaching. A key emphasis of the course is upon how various theologies affect preaching regarding hermeneutics, exegesis, content, structure and delivery.

HM 7025 Evangelistic Preaching (3 credit hours)

The principles of expository preaching are used to develop expository evangelistic sermons. Emphasis is given to the clear proclamation of the Gospel and to the extension of the Gospel invitation.

HM 7095 Contemporary Preaching (3 credit hours)

A study of various contemporary preaching styles and philosophies. This course helps the student of biblical preaching to consider the practices of different types of sermons in light of the standards of expository biblical preaching. Studies include preaching in the emerging churches, seeker sensitive churches, new church starts and traditional sermons with contemporary applications.