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PREA5300 Proclaiming the Bible
Hybrid Fall 2015
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastoral Ministries Division
Dr. Blake Newsom Dean of Chapel Office
Dean of Chapel firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching 504.816.8443
The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.
Core Value Focus and Curriculum Competencies The seminary has five core values: Doctrinal Integrity, Spiritual Vitality, Mission Focus, Characteristic Excellence, and Servant Leadership. This course supports the five core values emphasized by the seminary.
The core value for 2015-2016 is Mission Focus.
Mission Focus: Our seminary does not exist merely to get an education or to give an education. We are here to change the world by fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.
The seminary has seven curriculum competencies: Biblical Exposition, Christian Theological Heritage, Discipleship Making, Interpersonal Skills, Servant Leadership, Spiritual and Character Formation, and Worship Leadership. The competencies addressed in this course are Biblical Exposition, Christian Theological Heritage, Disciple Making, Spiritual and Character Formation, and Worship Leadership.
Course Description This is a foundational course which considers the nature of preaching, principles of sermon construction, resources for preaching, methods of sermon preparation and delivery, and problems of the preaching ministry. While students are exposed to a variety of approaches to sermon development, primary emphasis is given to the expositional process which undergirds the preaching event.
Student Learning Outcomes In order to interpret and communicate the Bible accurately, the student who satisfactorily fulfills
the requirements should be able by the end of the course to:
1. Apply their knowledge and comprehension of the following ideas to communicating the
a. The scope of the preaching ministry; principles of sermon organization and preparation; critical issues encountered in the preaching ministry.
b. The nature of preaching; principles of sermon construction; resources for preaching; methods of sermon preparation and delivery; problems of the preaching ministry.
2. Value the following:
a. The role of the Holy Spirit in sermon planning, development, and delivery.
b. The discipline of sermon planning and development.
c. The expositional process in the preaching event.
3. Accomplish the following tasks:
a. Prepare an expository sermon.
b. Use the expositional process.
Required Texts Bounds, E.M. Preacher and Prayer. Any edition.
Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages.
3d ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.
Vines, Jerry, and Jim Shaddix. Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Delver Expository Sermons. Chicago: Moody, 1999.
1. Online assignments, reading assignments, online lectures, and other methods will be utilized to teach the principles and methodologies of preaching, as well as to present various resources available.
2. Writing assignments will be required to facilitate experiential learning regarding the course content and objectives. Resource persons may be used to share experiences, as time permits.
3. Class and small-group discussions will be used to stimulate personal insights about preaching.
1. Hybrid Class Sessions: As a hybrid course, the course will have four classroom sessions of lecture and presentations. The student is to be in attendance at their registered campus site the required number of times as identified by the student handbook. The student should participate in any class discussions. The class will meet the following four session dates: 8/28; 9/18; 10/16; 11/13.
2. Discussion Board Posts: There are multiple discussion board posts throughout the course. Fulfill the requirements of the assignment and length in writing a response on the posted topics and questions. The responses to these topics will help you think through the foundational aspects of preaching. Completing these posts thoughtfully will increase your proficiency on the exam. The posts are due by the end of the unit week.
3. Assigned Reading; Reading Review and Response:
a. The student will complete a book review on E.M. Bounds’s Preacher and Prayer.
The review is to be a three-page double-spaced critique in which the student not only reviews but also discusses the material in the book, noting strengths/weaknesses and insights gleaned. Due 9/18 b. Each unit on Blackboard has an abundance of material, including power point presentations, notes, and articles. These posts are meant to expand the student’s knowledge base regarding preaching. The student can go as deep into these materials as he or she desires. While the student certainly is encouraged to read, review, and think through these materials, the student is accountable only for completing designated assignments as specified under the “Objectives” for that particular Unit. Your textbook reading assignments will be provided on Blackboard under the tab “Syllabus, Calendar, and Textbooks” and under the heading “Course schedule and due dates” in addition to the unit objectives. The assigned readings are highlighted in each unit. The reading reviews and responses are to be one half-page to one page single-spaced. They should include an insightful review of the textbook material followed by a personal response to the textbook material, including insights gleaned, agreements/disagreements with the material, and points of personal and ministry application. The assignment should be balanced between review and response. Half of the assignment should be review and half should be response. The review and response must be single-spaced. The reading review and response is due by the end of the final day of the assigned week of reading as identified in the course schedule. They are to be submitted in the appropriate unit’s identified location for submitting the unit reading review and response.
4. Exams: A mid-term exam on the foundational components of preaching will be taken in class on 10/16. The test will be an interaction with the material from Units 1-6. Due 10/16
5. Theology and Philosophy of Preaching. Give your personal theology and philosophy of preaching. Your theology of preaching should reflect God’s point of view regarding preaching, including appropriate Scripture references. Your philosophy of preaching should reflect your point of view regarding preaching. This paper should be 3-5 doublespaced pages. Due by 9/25 @ 11:59 pm.
6. Preaching Project: Theology and Philosophy of Preaching; Background and Exegetical Study of Colossians 1:15-23; Sermon Brief and Manuscript of Colossians 1:15-23: The assignment is to be typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 font, and using footnote referencing to cite all sources per Turabian format.
a. Write an analysis Paper on Colossians 1:15-23.
i. Stage One: Begin with a section titled “Personal Observations of the Passage”.
1. This should include an initial personal paraphrase of the passage based on reading the passage in various translations.
2. The apparent central idea of the text and unifying theme should be stated.
3. List initial questions you have about the meaning and nature of the passage.
Stage One due by 10/9 @ 11:59 pm.
A. Foundational Elements
1. Sermon Title (in quotation marks; headline capitalization style):
3. Subject (in one or two words--or as a short phrase):
4. CIT (Main Idea of the biblical Text in a Sentence--state in the past tense):
5. Proposition (present tense statement of the Main Idea of the Sermon in a Sentence; do not
state in the past tense):
6. Objective (Objective of the Sermon in a Sentence--state in terms of what hearers will do as a result of this sermon): Hearers will....
B. Formal Elements Introduction 1.
1. The number of points may vary within the formal elements from the numbers shown above.
2. All main points (i.e., I, II, etc.) in the sermon body outline must be referenced to the text (e.g., I. The Motive of Salvation, John 3:16a; II. The Means of Salvation, John 3:16b).
3. Write all sermon body main points in headline capitalization style (e.g., The Motive of Salvation). Write all lesser points under the main points in sentence capitalization style (e.g., The personal motive).
Corley, Bruce, Steve Lemke, and Grant Lovejoy, eds. Biblical Hermeneutics. Nashville:
Broadman & Holman, 1996.
Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982.
Zuck, Roy B., ed. Rightly Divided: Readings in Biblical Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1996.
History of Preaching Dodd, C. H. The Apostolic Preaching and Its Developments. Reprint. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980.
Holland, DeWitt T. The Preaching Tradition: A Brief History. Nashville: Abingdon, 1980.
Larsen, David L. The Company of Preachers: A History of Biblical Preaching from the Old Testament to the Modern Era. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1998.
Wiersbe, Warren W. Listening to the Giants. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980.
Wilson, Paul Scott. A Concise History of Preaching. Abingdon, 1992.
Philosophy of Preaching Akin, Daniel L., David Allen, and Ned L. Mathews. Text-Driven Preaching. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2010.
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Barth, Karl. Homiletics. Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley and Donald E. Daniels. Louisville:
Westminster/John Knox, 1991, 1980.
Bartlett, Gene E. The Audacity of Preaching. New York: Harper & Row, 1962.
Bounds, E.M. Preacher and Prayer.
Brooks, Phillips. Lectures on Preaching. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1877.
Brooks, Phillips. The Joy of Preaching. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1989.
Brown, Charles R. The Art of Preaching. New York: Macmillan Co., 1948.
Buttrick, David. Homiletics: Moves and Structures. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.
Buttrick, George A. Jesus Came Preaching. New York: Scribner, 1931.
Campbell, Barry. Toolbox for [Busy] Pastors. Nashville: Convention Press, 1998.
Cothen, Joe H. Equipped for Good Work: A Guide for Pastors. 2d ed. Revised by Joe H. Cothen and Jerry N. Barlow. Gretna: Pelican, 2002.
Cox, James W. Preaching. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.
Craddock, Fred B. As One Without Authority: Essays on Inductive Preaching. 1971. Reprint.
Nashville: Abingdon, 1979.
________. Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon, 1985.
Duduit, Michael, ed. Handbook of Contemporary Preaching. Nashville: Broadman, 1992.
Eswine, Zach. Preaching to a Post-Everything World. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2008.
Fant, Clyde E. Preaching for Today. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.
Farris, Stephen. Preaching that Matters. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.
Johnston, Graham. Preaching to a Postmodern World: A Guide to Reaching Twenty-FirstCentury Listeners. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2001.
Jowett, J. H. The Preacher: His Life and Work. New York: Doran, 1912. Reprinted. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1968.
Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. Preaching and Preachers. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1971.
Marcel, Pierre Charles. The Relevance of Preaching. Translated by Rob Roy McGregor. Reprint.
Grand Rapids: Baker, 1975.
Miller, Calvin. Spirit, Word, and Story: A Philosophy of Preaching. Waco: Word, 1989.
Miller, Donald G. Fire in Thy Mouth. New York: Abingdon, 1952.
Morgan, G. Campbell. The Ministry of the Word. 1919. Reprint. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1970.
Mounce, Robert. The Essential Nature of New Testament Preaching. Grand Rapids: Wm. B.
Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930.
Piper, John. The Supremacy of God in Preaching. Nashville: Broadman, 1967.
Read, David H. C. Sent From God: The Enduring Mystery of Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon, 1974.
Shaddix, Jim. The Passion Driven Sermon. Nashville: Broadman-Holman, 2003.
Smith, Steven W. Dying to Preach: Embracing the Cross in the Pulpit. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2009.
Spurgeon, Charles H. Lectures to My Students. Series 1-3. 1894. Reprint. Grand Rapids:
Stewart, James S. A Faith to Proclaim. New York: Scribner's Co., 1953.
Stott, John R. W. Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.
________. The Preacher's Portrait. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961.
Sweazey, George. Preaching the Good News. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1976.
Taylor, Gardner C. How Shall They Preach? Elgin: Progressive Baptist Publishing House, 1977.
Thorn, Joe. Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011.
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Akin, Daniel L., Bill Curtis, and Stephen Rummage. Engaging Exposition. Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 2011.
Baumann, J. Daniel. An Introduction to Contemporary Preaching. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1973.
Blackwood, Andrew W. The Preparation of Sermons. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1948.
Briscoe, Stuart. Preach It. Loveland, CO: Grouop Publishing, 2004.
Broadus, John A. On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. 4th ed. Revised and edited by Vernon L. Stanfield. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979.