Certainly someone who faux preaches that well wouldn’t need a class on preaching! You wouldn’t think so (that is, until you actually heard me speak), but it’s true.
This semester, I’m taking an Intro to Preaching class at Lipscomb. It’s a required class for my degree, but I’m still really looking forward to this one. It’s a weekend class that meets on Friday and Saturday over a course of three weekends, and the first session is next weekend. Even though I have been preaching for half of my life (has it really been that long?!), there is much to learn. And this is certainly a class that will prove practically beneficial.
Here’s the text books for the class.
- Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale (Harper, 1977).
- Fred B. Craddock, Craddock on the Craft of Preaching (Chalice, 2011).
- Thomas G. Long, The Witness of Preaching, Second Edition (Abingdon, 2005).
- David J. Schlafer, Your Way With God’s Word: Discovering Your Distinctive Preaching Voice (Cowley, 1995).
- Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life (Cowley, 1993).
I’ve read the Buechner book and I’m half done with Long’s Witness of Preaching. Maybe I’ll have some more updates on the class as it progresses.