HDS 2175

Preaching in Public

Matthew Lawrence Potts


This course will use contemporary theories of public discourse and theological understandings of preaching to help students develop useful models for public speaking in a variety of contexts. The class will be appropriate for students aiming to preach in a traditional ministerial setting, as well as for those seeking to develop speaking skills towards other forms of ministry, or in service of other publics.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Thurs 4pm-7pm
Divinity Hall Chapel
Thurs 4pm-7pm
Divinity Hall Room 213

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
Language Course Designation(s) None