The Christian year enables the church to mark time in a profound way. In this course, students will walk through the seasons of the liturgical year—from Advent to Epiphany to Lent to Pentecost to Ordinary Time—to see how theological themes and metaphors of these seasons unfold and build layers of meaning for Christian communities. Drawing on these insights, students will then explore the possibilities for preaching and worship, creating their own sermons and liturgies. Attention will be given to the use of language, the role of music and other lively arts, and the well of resources, both ancient and contemporary, that is available to worship planners. No prerequisites.