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Preaching, Poetry and Prophetic Speech

  • Course Dates: Wed 1 July 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day explores how poetic processes and forms are integral to the practice of preaching.

It examines the prophetic possibilities of poetic preaching, drawing on the idea of poetry as a practice of human speech to God that can also echo the voice of the Lord. We will read some classic spiritual poems together, as well as some recent examples of poetic-prophetic speech events, including spoken word poetry. We will explore in practical ways how to apply these ideas to public speech about God, particularly through preaching.

Contact Alison Ogden for all enquiries.
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

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Wed 1 July 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Paul Burden is Coordinator for the Centre for Formation in Ministry and Director of Contextual Learning at Sarum College. He has a keen interest in the craft of preaching and is on the National Executive of the College of Preachers. Beth Dodd is Director of Studies for the Centre for Formation in Ministry and Associate Coordinator of the Centre for Theology, Imagination and Culture at Sarum College. She teaches doctrine, church history and theology, arts and culture, and published on theology and literature.
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Contact Alison Ogden for all enquiries. Includes lunch and refreshments
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S £70 E £60 C £50