Teaching

Pastoral Ministry as an Extension of the Pulpit

Some preachers inevitably believe that the preaching ministry is primary and pastoral ministry flows from the preaching ministry of the pastor. However, this is simply not true. While preaching is certainly one of the roles of the pastor, preaching is not all ... Read More »

How Theology Informs Our Teaching

In a letter to Timothy, his pastoral protégé and son in the ministry, the Apostle Paul made it clear that the task of teaching is one of the most important responsibilities entrusted to a pastor (1 Tim 3:2).  In fact, just a few sentences later in that same... Read More »

Preaching and Teaching: What Your Preaching Communicates to Others Regarding Teaching

Ever since C. H. Dodd’s 1936 watershed book, The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development, debates have arisen regarding whether or not preaching (kerygma) and teaching (didache) are two distinct activities. According to Dodd, didache delivers moral instructi... Read More »

The Preacher as Teacher

The first time that I participated in a dive was in a swimming pool with a depth of ten feet.  Then came the moment off the coast of Hawaii when, as an advanced diver working at a depth of fifty feet, I checked my daughter Carmen’s air gage and discovered t... Read More »

Preaching and Teaching: Are They The Same?

The first time that I participated in a dive was in a swimming pool with a depth of ten feet.  Then came the moment off the coast of Hawaii when, as an advanced diver working at a depth of fifty feet, I checked my daughter Carmen’s air gage and discovered t... Read More »