HDS 2949a

Preaching in the Christian Liturgical Year: Incarnation to Pascha

Cameron Elliot Partridge


Liturgical preachers stand at a dizzying crossroad, where biblical texts, pastoral concerns and communal contexts intersect within particular moments of the Christian liturgical year. This course explores the power of those intersections in the preaching moment, examining how the narrative flow and seasonal shifts of the liturgical year can illumine pastoral, theological, and critical questions. Open both to beginners and to those seeking to deepen their preaching practice, this course is grounded in the liturgical year itself, inviting ongoing reflection on its formative power. We will explore how Christians are formed by the liturgical year not only through the sweep of its grand narratives but also through its fractures and fissures-the odd interplays of lectionary readings, the borders of the liturgical seasons as they end or begin. As the spring semester shifts from Epiphany to Lent to Easter, our readings, sermons, and discussions will explore the powerful narratives and border terrain of these incarnational and paschal cycles.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Tues 4pm-7pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None