Why did God consider preaching to be something of such urgency that He places a divine calling upon selected messengers to proclaim His Word? What is the purpose of this task we call preaching? Why do we preach? If you were to look at the average sermon, you might easily assume that the purpose of preaching is to teach people … Read More
An untapped method of communicating the meaning of and illustrating a biblical text is explaining in a vivid manner the original context of the Scripture.
Without a lively connection to pastoral life, preaching can easily become an academic exercise disengaged from the lives of God’s people.
The “big idea” of a sermon must always be filtered through and connected to the “bigger” idea of the crucified and risen Jesus.
Sermons should be devoted to expounding scripture, not commenting on current events
Advancing God’s mission happens through preaching God’s word.
The preacher must resist the natural urge to rely on their own strength, wisdom, creativity, and charisma. Instead, the preacher must recognize the inherent power available in God’s Word.
An alternative perspective by Dr. Michael Duduit to a recent article by Dr. Channing Crisler on the necessity of knowing biblical Greek.
In the fall, some of my colleagues proposed a point-counterpoint theological debate for our blog posts at MinistryU. Since several of my colleagues mined the depths of biblical and historical theology studies during their doctoral work while I simply spaded the surface exploring the practical theology of homiletics, I did not express any interest in getting involved. Think about it, … Read More