Theology of Preaching

The Word Cycle: Edifying the Body of Christ

One of the most amazing aspects of God’s provision on planet earth is the water cycle. Ocean waters supply solar evaporation. Atmospheric air circulation transports water vapor to all seven continents. Condensation and precipitation provide fresh water to la... Read More »

A Preacher’s Response to Individualism Invading the Church

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in the church. While some of them were good, a lot of them were terrible. The pandemic has shut down many churches from meeting together, which has then caused a decrease in ministries, which then led to a decrease... Read More »

The Corporate Nature of Preaching

No one can deny that the digital revolution in the past two decades has found its way into the art of preaching. Through livestreams, podcasts, and blogs (words that would be alien to our predecessors a few years ago) are ubiquitous and breathtaking in their v... Read More »

How Can Preaching Endure?

Where have all the preachers gone? Biblical, Christ-centered preaching seems to have fallen on hard times. Too many modern pulpits have morphed into platforms for religious motivational speakers, cultural communicators, and trendy entertainers. If they use Scr... Read More »

Preaching God’s Word

Many people claim various places are sacred. In a recent family trip out west, we visited the sacred grounds of the Black Hills. Several years before we visited our nation’s military cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery which is reported to be sacred ground... Read More »

Our God Speaks

My first daughter was born in May. The thing about babies is that it’s hard to understand what they want. They do not know how to speak. All they can do is cry. We try to understand who they are and what they want based on our experiences with her. Many Amer... Read More »

His Words Are Written

As Peter Adam brings out in Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Expository Preaching,[1]Peter Adam, Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Expository Preaching (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996). a common phrase in both Testaments of Scri... Read More »

The Glory of Preaching

Preaching God’s Word is the most important duty of every under-shepherd. Proclamation of Biblical truth is not simply one among many responsibilities of a pastor; it is the responsibility above all other responsibilities. Stated another way, when it comes to... Read More »

The God Who Still Speaks

Ever notice that God is rarely the hero, but usually the villain? In any national emergency, someone will ask the ridiculous question, “Where was God?”  They asked this after 9/11, and the same tired question is being asked again. God never gets credit fo... Read More »

Preaching for the Church: The Place of Preaching in the Ecclesia

Introduction When I was in seminary I had a professor tell me that I should spend 20–30 hours a week working on the sermon. When I first heard this my mind was caught between the shock of the time constraints of “good preaching” and the gravity of the ne... Read More »