Preaching and Social Change
Preaching and Social Change explores the role of the preacher in addressing the moral challenges related to contemporary social issues and conflicts. In order for preaching to be a catalyst for social change, it must be crafted and delivered in a way that promotes active response on the part of its hearers. To help preachers achieve this result, this competency guides students in a structured engagement with both homiletical methods and ethical inquiry. This course provides students with tools to interpret the ethical implications of social issues, strategies for connecting social issues with biblical and contemporary texts, clarity about prophetic preaching, and directives for crafting sermons that inspire social engagement.