Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote an article for Harper’s Magazine entitled What’s the Matter with Preaching?. In the article Fosdick, former pastor of the famed Riverside Church in New York, gives his principle for strong sermons. He states: Any preacher who even with
The Biblical Preaching Blog has a post up that decries how some seek to break the practical from the theological in sermons. He tells the story of a preacher who said: I am going to leave the theological instruction to your faculty
OK, this is one of those questions where our practice is often at odds with what we say we do. What am I talking about? The big question, WHAT COMES FIRST, THE TEXT OR THE IDEA? Some people will say that you
On the Biblical Preaching blog, the author is currently in a series about the different listeners in our sermons. Who is listening? There is the community of faith, not yet believers, angels, demons, and God. The preacher must be mindful of all
Ok. You have less than a day. You have waited until it is very late. At this point you have a few options and none of them are good.
Warren Stewart, in Interpreting God’s Word in Black Preaching, writes: He or she who interprets and preaches the Word must identify with the Word in such a way that the Word will both support and challenge those to whom the message is