This unit explores what we understand Christian preaching to be and do, and equips students to preach effectively in their context.

Unit code: DP3025Z

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Proposing College: Wollaston Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Describe the purposes of preaching theologically and pastorally


Understanding different models and modes of preaching


Prepare and deliver an effective sermon, appropriate to the context


Constructively critique their own sermons and those of others

Unit sequence

36 points in Field B


Seminars, practicums and structured feedback

Indicative Bibliography

  • Brown, Sally A. and Luke A. Powery. Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place. Fortress, 2016.
  • Edwards, O.C., A History of Preaching. Abingdon, 2004.
  • Heywood, David. Transforming Preaching: The Sermon as a Channel for God's Word. SPCK, 2013.
  • Kim, Eunjoo Mary. Women Preaching: Theology and Practice Through the Ages. Wipf and Stock, 2009.
  • Long, Thomas G., The Witness of Preaching, Third Edition. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016.
  • Lose, David. Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World—and Our Preaching—Is Changing. Fortress Press, 2013.
  • Thompson, Lisa L. Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider. Abingdon, 2018.
  • Tisdale, Leonora Tubbs, and Troeger, Thomas H. A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching. Abingdon Press, 2013.
  • Travis, Sarah, Decolonizing Preaching The Pulpit as Postcolonial Space. Cascade, 2014.
  • Whiteley, Raewynne J. Steeped in the Holy: Preaching as Spiritual Practice. Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Homily/Sermon 1000 20.0
Homily/Sermon 1500 40.0
Exegesis - Exegesis for Preaching 750 15.0
Book Review 750 15.0
Peer Evaluation 500 10.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 Nov, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-11-18 10:44:17 +1100