About the Picturing the Word: Preaching in a Visual Culture course
How do we preach in a visual culture?
Images are all around us as a major communication tool in advertising, social media and more subtle ways. The visual can be powerful, inclusive and thought-provoking, as well as perhaps being ambiguous or imprecise.
During this online morning, we will think about how the visual might be used in communication while being realistic about what is practical in different church and ministry settings. We will think about our visual culture, and the strengths and weaknesses of it. We will take note of the use of the visual to speak of God’s word in the church through the centuries. That will lead us to consider both how we use visuals effectively in preaching and how we preach visually, using our words to create images. This will provide fresh perspective and new ideas for those in preaching ministries, whatever their context.
This course is delivered in association with The College of Preachers.