The project director conducted the current project to improve his sermon delivery practices and skill level, better equipping him to combat the consequences of exposure to technology and consumerism in his congregation. He researched the impact of technology and consumerism on the ability of his listeners to absorb and retain sermon content. Once he identified consequences of exposure to technology and consumerism, the director researched which sermon delivery characteristics or mechanics he could use to abate such consequences. The director then implemented a sermon delivery methodology in his preaching to abate such consequences by consistently employing the identified characteristics and mechanics. He measured the effect of the delivery methodology on his listeners’ cognition through the use of a pre-test and post-test, administered to project participants. Surveys contained statements related to each participant’s ability to understand and remember the content of the director’s sermon in relation to various delivery characteristics and mechanics. Subjects responded to statements on a scale using strongly agree, agree, not sure, disagree, and strongly disagree. Comparative analysis of survey results before and after project implementation revealed that consistent use of the identified delivery characteristics improved his listeners’ ability absorb and retain sermon content.
|Advisor:||Dowden, Landon G.|
|Commitee:||Merida, Tony, Purcell, Larry J.|
|School:||Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Department:||Department of Graduate Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Biblical studies, Theology, Aesthetics|
|Keywords:||Consumerism, Delivery, Expository, Methodology, Preaching, Technology|
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