About the course
Preaching and the Digitised Mind is an opportunity to reflect on preaching in today's world of Netflix, Instagram and Zoom. We will study the theology and practice of preaching in our complex and digitised world, asking how we preach effectively in light of the challenges it presents without losing the essential theological foundations of Christian preaching. The teaching will look at the pervasive impact of social media upon the reception of sermons and ideas, as well as the impact of changing habits in the consumption of entertainment, changing attention spans and aesthetic expectations. We will explore how a better understanding of cultural digitisation helps us reflect on our practice of preaching, without losing sight of key theological priorities within the practice of preaching in digitised contexts.
Details and cost
Preaching and the Digitised Mind is a unit from Cliff College's MA Mission programme. It is open to those not enrolled on the MA programme through our 'audit' option, which allows participants to attend and fully participate in all the teaching sessions. Audit participants do not write an essay following the unit and do not receive academic credit.
The unit runs from Monday 7 - Friday 11 March 2022. Participants can audit this unit online or onsite at Cliff College; the costs for these options are below.
|Audit online - all sessions, learning materials and access to VLE||£255|
|Audit onsite - all sessions, learning materials and access to VLE; lunch, evening meals and daytime refreshments Monday-Thursday + Friday lunch||£325|
|Audit onsite - all sessions, learning materials and access to VLE; overnight accommodation and all meals Monday-Thursday + Friday breakfast and lunch|
To register for this unit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01246 584229 for more information.
Considering further study?
This unit is one of a selection available on our MA Mission programme, which combines cutting-edge theological study with applications that are rooted in practice. Topics of study include biblical theology, leadership, pioneer ministry, Wesleyan spirituality and children's and youth ministry. If you are interested in taking this unit as part of a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA, find out more below.
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