Un-mastering Homiletics Interculturally: Gospel, Belonging, and Communion for In-Class Sermon Feedback

Authors

  • David Schnasa Jacobsen

Abstract

Facework offers more than a useful intercultural theory for enhancing the homiletics classroom by attending to individual face needs like belonging, competency, and autonomy in threatening moments like in-class sermon feedback. Facework in my class also provided a framework in sections for mentoring preaching students as homiletical theologians in their own right, as evidenced by a description of classroom practices as well as student responses to an anonymous survey in 2020.  Furthermore, when illuminated by Willie Jennings’s groundbreaking work on theological education in After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging, such attending to face needs and mentoring might begin to deepen homiletical education in our interculturally challenged environment of white supremacy. 

Published

2021-12-01

How to Cite

Jacobsen, D. S. (2021). Un-mastering Homiletics Interculturally: Gospel, Belonging, and Communion for In-Class Sermon Feedback. Homiletic, 46(2), 41-47. Retrieved from https://www.homiletic.net/index.php/homiletic/article/view/5223