Course Syllabus


Kim-IST30351PRDEPTH-Lectionary Preaching and Christian Doctrines Spring 2022-update-3.doc 


  1. Melanie Bockmann, “Preaching Doubt: Toward a Metamodern Homiletic in the Aftermath of Deconstruction.” Bockmann-Preaching Doubt.docx 
  1. David Buttrick, Preaching Jesus Christ. ISBN: 0-8006-1147-0.
  2. Michael N. Jagessar & Stephen Burns, Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives, Chapter 4, “Contrapuntal Reading: Scripture, Lectionaries and Alternative Dynamics.” ISBN: 978-1-84553-407-3. Jagessar and Burns-Chapter 4.PDF 
  3. Eugene Lowry, Living with the Lectionary. ISBN: 0687179211.
  4. Hyuk Seonwoo, “Whose Christmas Is Coming?” Seonwoo-Whose Christmas Is Coming.pdf 


  1. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, The Cost of Discipleship. ISBN: 978-0-684-8.
  2. Hoyt Hickman, et al., The New Handbook of the Christian Year. ISBN: 0687277604.
  3. Jűrgen Moltmann, The Way of Jesus Christ. ISBN: 978-0-800-628-260.
  4. Thomas Long and Donyelle McCray, A Surprising God: Advent Devotions for an Uncertain Time. ISBN: 0664267238.
  5. Taylor, Barbara B., Home by Another Way. ISBN: 1511011673.

BOOKS FOR BOOK REVIEWS (choose one from each cycle):

  1. The Easter Cycle:
  • Brian Blount, Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection. ISBN: 978-0-664-23941-1.
  • Thomas Long, What Shall We Say?: Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith. ISBN: 0802871399.
  • Pamela McCarroll, Waiting at the Foot of the Cross. ISBN: 498263437.
  • Emilie Towns, A Troubling in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering. ISBN: 0- 83447835.

  2. The Christmas Cycle:

  • Richard Horsley, et al., The Liberation of Christmas. ISBN: 15 7525758.
  • Jurgen Moltmann, The Spirit of Hope: Theology For a World in Peril. ISBN: 0664266630.
  • Jane Schaberg, The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives. Expanded Twenties Anniversary Edition. ISBN: 19054884X.


  1. The Revised Common Lectionary (
  2. Commentaries:
  • Peter Bower, Handbook for the Revised Common Lectionary. SBN: 06642 6570.</li
  • Feasting on the Word, Years A, B, C. ISBN: 978-0-664-23105-7, etc.
  • Feasting on the Word Worship Companion n. ISBN: 987-0-664-25962-4, etc.
  • Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship p. ISBN: 9780664262480, etc.
  • Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary y. ISBN: 0664259537.

  3. Online resources:


Class Notes #1- lectionary preaching and the Christian calendar-1.docx 

Class Notes #2-Preaching and Christology.docx 

Class Notes #3 -Lent-Holy Week.docx 

Class Notes #4-Easter-Pentecost.docx 

Class Notes #5-The Craft of a Sermon.docx 

Class Notes #6-Advent.docx 

Class Notes #7-Christmas-Epiphany.docx 

Class Notes #8-Ordinary Time.docx 



Interpretive Process Form.docx

Styles of Preaching-sermon design.doc  

Biblical Tools-Commentaries and Other Resources for Biblical Interpretation.docx 


How to Respond in the Most Helpful Way to Sermons.docx  

The OralAural Writing Style.docx 

Sermon Feedback Form.doc 

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