The Spirituality of Preaching
The Spirituality of Preaching 
The Rev. Martin Smith
This course will focus on three aspects of the spirituality of preaching. Participants will explore ways in which they appropriate the vocation and identity of the preacher, and the ‘way of the preacher’ as a spiritual path. We will examine sermon preparation as a spiritual practice, and consider various meditative disciplines that may contribute to its depth. And we will reflect on the act of preaching as a religious experience of co-creativity with God.
Participants prepare for the course by reading:
Ruthanna Hooke, Transforming Preaching, Church Publishing 2010
Thomas G. Long, Preaching From Memory to Hope, Westminster John Knox 2009
Martin L. Smith, The Words for Passion: Preaching as the Meeting Place of Divine and Human Desire, 1996 (Booklet available in PDF format on application from Shawn Horton, firstname.lastname@example.org.)