HM 5000 Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching - 2-3 Hours

Theological foundations for preaching and sermon preparation with emphasis on biblical integrity and structural soundness. Lecture sessions-must be taken concurrently with HM 5001. Only offered online.

HM 5001 Preaching Lab - 0 Hours

Lab sessions-must be taken concurrently with HM 5000. Only offered online.

HM 5010 Preaching for Partners - 1-2 Hours

This course offers the basics of preaching and encouraging those who preach. Not applicable toward the MDiv degree.

HM 6000 Current Studies in Homiletics - 1-4 Hours

Topics selected deal with significant issues related to homiletics.

HM 6200 Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching - 2 Hours

This course lays the biblical and theological foundations for preaching and develops preaching skills with an emphasis on faithfulness, contextualization, clarity, and spiritual power. Successful students will be able to defend a biblical theology of preaching and learn strategies to overcome common pitfalls in preaching. Students will expound two preaching portions from the epistles and receive informed feedback from a professor and peers. Prerequisite: NT 5253.

HM 6201 Preaching Lab - 0 Hours

Lab sessions-must be taken concurrently with HM 6200. Offered Quad B.

HM 6610 Preaching Narrative - 1 Hour

Homiletics laboratory to provide students with opportunities to preach from narrative texts. Introductory lectures will focus attention on the hermeneutical and homiletical demands of that genre. Prerequisite: HM 5000 or HM 6200. Pre- or corequisite (select one): OT 6216, OT 6217, NT 6221, NT 6222. Offered fall and spring.

HM 6620 Preaching Poetry and Prophecy - 1 Hour

Homiletics laboratory to provide students with opportunity to preach from poetic or prophetic texts. Introductory lectures will focus attention on the hermeneutical and homiletical demands of those genres. Prerequisite: HM 5000 or HM 6200. Pre- or corequisite (select one): OT 6216, OT 6217, NT 6221, NT 6222. Offered fall and spring.

HM 6630 Preaching the Parables of Jesus - 1 Hour

Homiletics laboratory to provide students with opportunity to preach from the parables of Jesus. Introductory lectures will focus attention on the hermeneutical and homiletical demands of that genre. Prerequisite: HM 5000 or HM 6200. Pre- or corequisite (select one): OT 6216, OT 6217, NT 6221, NT 6222. Offered fall and spring.

HM 6700 Preaching Biblical Doctrine - 2 Hours

Procedures for the preparation and presentation of sermons based on biblical doctrine. Prerequisite: HM 5000 or HM 6200. Offered on demand.

HM 6710 Hermeneutical Foundations of Preaching - 2 Hours

Study of the principles of hermeneutics in the context of the task of sermon preparation. Special attention given to the interpretation and appropriate application of the various biblical genre. Prerequisite: HM 5000 or HM 6200.

HM 6715 Hermeneutical & Homiletical Foundations of Preaching - 3 Hours

Focus on the hermeneutical and homiletical skills needed to develop biblical sermons with relevance to the urban setting. Offered only at the South Chicago Regional Center.

HM 7000 Preaching from the Old Testament - 1 Hour

This course, team taught by a member of the Old Testament and Pastoral Theology departments, helps students engage in careful exegesis of preaching portions from distinct genres so that the fruit of that careful study can foster faithful exposition. Students review salient characteristics of each genre, read each preaching portion in Hebrew and expound one text, having submitted a detailed exegesis of it. Prerequisites: HM 6200; and OT 5242 or OT 6050.

HM 7210 Expository Preaching of a Biblical Book - 2 Hours

Procedures for handling a biblical book as a unity and planning and presenting a series of sermons on that book. May be repeated. Prerequisite: HM 5000. Offered on demand.

HM 7260 Evangelistic Preaching - 2 Hours

Preparation and presentation of sermons for various evangelistic and conference occasions. Prerequisite: HM 5000.

HM 7280 Preaching on Contemporary Problems - 2 Hours

Using advanced methods, sermons on personal, community, and world problems are prepared and delivered. Prerequisite: HM 5000. Offered on demand.

HM 7315 Preaching and Biblical Theology - 3 Hours

This course provides a teaching space and laboratory to give students tools, models, and opportunities integrating the disciplines of Biblical Theology and preaching. It includes viewing online content delivered by the Charles Simeon Trust and participating in discussions on the content, which are then supplemented with additional readings that focus attention on the exegetical demands of Biblical Theology, specifically concerning how to study for teaching and preaching.

HM 7316 Preaching and Systematic Theology - 2 Hours

This course provides a teaching practice and laboratory to give students tools, models, and opportunities integrating the disciplines of Systematic Theology and preaching. It includes viewing online content delivered by the Charles Simeon Trust and participating in discussions on the content, which are then supplemented with additional readings that focus attention on the exegetical demands of Systematic Theology, specifically concerning how to study for teaching and preaching.

HM 7400 Seminar: History of Preaching - 2 Hours

Biographical and sermonic survey of homiletical and rhetorical theory and of Christian preaching from apostolic times through lectures and research with application to the improvement of preaching in our own time.

HM 7501 Guided Research - 1-4 Hours

Independent research on an approved selected topic under a faculty member in the department bearing the course prefix. May be repeated for credit as the subject matter changes. Available in all departments. Letter grade or Credit/No Credit as arranged with faculty member.

HM 8000 Seminar: Current Issues - 1-3 Hours

Seminar discussion and advanced individual research on topics dealing with significant issues in homiletics. Pre or co-requisite HM 5000.