S.D. Giere

Seeing the World through the Cross

Chapel, Iona Abbey, Scotland - 2013

TEEM Preaching I & II

TEEM Preaching courses fulfill requirements for the Wartburg Theological Seminary TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) Program.


Students in the TEEM Program are required to take two preaching courses:


Preaching I: The Art of Listening


Preaching II: Theology & Ecclesiology.


Preaching I is generally offering during a summer, week-long intensive; and Preaching II in a weekend intensive during the Fall.

Course Resources


Preaching I: The Art of Listening


July 2017 Intensive - Course Syllabus



Bible, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life (Cambridge: Cowley, 1993).

Richard Lischer, The End of Words: The Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005).

Wengert, Timothy J., Reading the Bible with Martin Luther: An Introductory Guide (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013) 1-68, 123-127 (*69-122).


NB – Pages marked with an asterisk (*) are recommended not required.


Preaching II: Theology & Ecclesiology


October 2017 Intensive - Course Syllabus



Bible, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Douglas John Hall, The Cross in Our Context, 13-133,

Stephen King, On Writing, 101-254.

From Richard Lischer, ed., The Company of Preachers:

Phillips Brooks, “Truth and Personality,” 15-22.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Proclaimed Word,” 31-37.

Barbara Brown Taylor, “Preaching,” 46-53.

Martin Luther “Proclamation versus Moralism,” 115-119.

Martin Luther, “The Letter and the Spirit,” 188-195.

Justo L. González and Catherine G. González, “The Neglected Interpreters,” 248-264.

Gregory the Great, “A Catalogue of Hearers,” 355-361.

Listen to: “Framing the Story,” NPR TED Radio Hour.




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