Posts Tagged ‘Intro to Preaching’

Intro to Preaching: Sermon #2 Info

February 7, 2011

For the second sermon I preached for my Intro to Preaching course, I chose 2 Samuel 6, 12-23.  Along with the sermon, we were required to turn in the following:

(1)  Select the Text: 2 Samuel 6, 12-23; I selected this text as I thought it would hold a good message for my home congregation.

(2)  Reconsider the limits of the pericope:  I consider this pericope to be a logical part of the whole.

(3)  Establish a reliable translation of the text: I will be using the NRSV as I found it to be clear and concise.

(4)  Read the Text Aloud: Just prior to this text David seems conflicted.  He is mad at God for killing Uzzah and he is no longer sure it is wise for him to have the ark of God under his care.  In this passage however, David is rejoicing at the possibility of bringing the ark to Jerusalem since God has apparently blessed Obed-Edom.  It seems David is taking care that things are done properly even down to the detail this time.  He isn’t quite as fixed on the end goal of just getting the ark to Jerusalem by the most efficient means available, but he is focused on the process.  Michal’s words of criticism seem (more…)

Intro to Preaching: Sermon #1 Info

February 7, 2011

For the first sermon I preached for my Intro to Preaching course, I was assigned Mark 2, 1-12.  Along with the sermon, we were required to turn in the following:

(1)         Text: Mark 2, 1-12

(2)         Reconsider the limits of the pericope:  I consider this pericope to be a logical part of the whole.

(3)         Establish a reliable translation of the text as a basis for your study: I will be using the NRSV as I found it to be clear and concise.

(4)         Read the Text Aloud: There seems to be a sense of urgency on the part of the people who are there to see Jesus.  This is especially true for the people who carry the man who is paralyzed to the house where Jesus is speaking.  Mark does not tell the reader where these men have come from.  Did they carry the paralyzed man a long distance?  And not only have they carried the man here to Jesus, (more…)

Fall 2010: Intro to Preaching

February 7, 2011

Another class I took during the Fall 2010 semester (long term) was Introduction to Preaching (PR2100) with Dr. Sally Brown.  The class is required for M.Div. Middlers (aka 2nd year students) at Princeton Theological Seminary and I was glad to take it in the Fall since I am currently a Student Intern at a local church and have 3 preaching opportunities as a part of the internship.  The Course Objective as per the syllabus is

A theological and practical introduction to the practice of preaching, including critical reflection on issues in homiletics (theory and theology of preaching) and on sermons themselves. The sermon is understood in this course as a theo-rhetorical act of Gospel proclamation which is grounded in careful interpretation of a  particular biblical text, and which is designed to be heard in a given social context, place, and time. The course includes (more…)