Preaching and Seminary

Over at the Placement Reflections blog Ed Eubanks writes about the importance of seminary students actually preaching sermons in churches before graduation. Interestingly enough, I reflected on my own seminary experience and realized that in my 3 Homiletics courses I have only preached 2 sermons. I then realized it was possible to leave with an MDiv and not preach any sermons whatsoever.

How important is it to preach in seminary? I am begining to feel a little unease about the small amount of preaching that I have done and will take steps to increase these opportunities before graduating.

2 thoughts on “Preaching and Seminary

  1. You’re exactly right. While working on my M.Div. I had the privilege of doing a couple of internships in which I preached dozens of sermons. Not only did I have the opportunity to preach, but I was blessed to have the help of a mentor with more than 50 years of preaching experience. Truly a blessing.

  2. Yes I must go ahead and begin inquiring about preaching engagements. In the end if we are preachers we must “do the deed” and preach.

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