This course introduces students to the art and practice of preaching and public discourse at the intersection of theology, poetics, Bible, socio-cultural interests, and spiritual wisdom. Amid current social needs and crises, students will examine the theopoetics of preaching as worshipful performance and public witness. They will learn methods of studying biblical narratives and poetry, discuss theological themes, and address significant matters of faith and society with a view toward a theopoetic expression of these in diverse ministry contexts.  3 semester hours.