Keeping It Age-Appropriate: Preachers' Negotiation of Timespaces in Their Practice of Preaching for Children

Authors

  • Linn Sæbø Rystad

Abstract

In this article, I study preachers' practice of preaching to children. Using Theodore Schatzki's concept of "timespace," I analyse how four timespaces – school, age-appropriation, "ordinary" preaching, and the Bible – are configured in the practice of preaching to children. I also explore what normative assumptions preachers have concerning preaching to children and how these contribute to the configuration of the practice. Finally, I discuss why the timespace of age-appropriation seems to dominate every negotiation in preachers' practice of preaching to children, and I suggest that recent homiletical research makes essential contributions that preachers engaging in preaching for children should consider.

Published

2022-05-31

Issue

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Articles

How to Cite

Sæbø Rystad, L. (2022). Keeping It Age-Appropriate: Preachers’ Negotiation of Timespaces in Their Practice of Preaching for Children. Homiletic, 47(1), 32-46. Retrieved from https://www.homiletic.net/index.php/homiletic/article/view/5325