Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education will offer two online courses this fall. “Beyond Bullet Points: Preaching with Images” and “Teaching and Preaching the Letters of Paul” run Oct. 3-Dec. 2, 2011.

Erin Cox-Holmes, associate general presbyter in the Presbytery of Kiskiminetas, will teach “Beyond Bullet Points: Preaching with Images.” This course will cover the visual culture in which we live and how that affects preaching. It will address the technical basics that anyone with a computer can do in order to use images with sermons. The group will start with the “Why?’ and move on to the beginnings of “How?”

In the second online class, “Teaching and Preaching the Letters of Paul”, Jenee Woodard, author of the lectionary-resource website “The Text This Week” will look at the background, context, and theological themes in the letters of Paul in order to think about how to preach from these passages.

Registration fee is $195 per class. Continuing Education Units are available upon completion of this course. Certificates are also available upon request. To learn more about these online programs, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.