History of Preaching

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: JOHN FLAVEL

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers. John Flavel (1627–1691) was one of the most popular preachers among the sevententh-century English Puritans.[1] He employed a... Read More »

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: WILLIAM PERKINS

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers. Labor in the Text: The Style and Methodology of William Perkins’ Preaching “Few men have been as influential in their lifet... Read More »

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: BALTHASAR HUBMAIER

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers. Editors Note: This article was originally posted on October 31, 2020. This article is being reposted because it fits beautifull... Read More »

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: AUGUSTINE

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers. Introduction Overlooking the preaching of many church fathers is overlooking the ethos in which they lived, moved and had their... Read More »

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: JOHN WYCLIFFE

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers. As the foremost pre-Reformer of his day, John Wycliffe (c.1330-1382) was a man, literally, ahead of his time. Living in the thi... Read More »

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers.  Most of us will never be considered such great orators that we are given a nickname that means “Golden Mouth.” Chrysostom... Read More »

Balthasar Hubmaier and Reformation Preaching

One of the most overlooked, understudied, and consistently ignored aspects of the Protestant Reformation can be found in the tortured history of the Radical Reformers. On this anniversary of the Reformation, a serious look at the impact of the Anabaptists and ... Read More »

Preaching as Kerygma: Proclaiming from the Example of the Earliest Believers

Life seemingly gives us two manners of learning. The first way is learning from personal experiences. Lessons from our experiences yield both pros and cons. Positively, we have the satisfaction of figuring out the matter. However, negatively, we face the agony... Read More »

Jeff Ray and Three Text-Driven Elements

Jeff Ray (1860-1951) was the first professor of preaching at Southwestern Seminary. His convictions concerning expository preaching in the early 20th century played a critical role in laying a foundation for a text-driven movement among Southern Baptists. Ray... Read More »

Learning to Preach from John Jasper

Are you so convinced, that you become convincing?  As you ponder that thought for yourself in your own preaching ministry, one could simply peruse the life and ministry of the 19th century African-American preacher John Jasper and see that this brother believ... Read More »