Category Preaching

The Preaching of John Broadus in Light of Biblical Theology

Introduction: The Life of John Broadus (1827-1895) While the prince of preachers was proclaiming the gospel in London (Charles Spurgeon) there was another prince busy expounding Scripture in the village churches of Virginia and Kentucky. His name was John Broadus – preacher, teacher, and confederate army chaplain. In 1859 he was instrumental in the founding of […]

The Unbusy Pastor

“The Unbusy Pastor” is a phrase I found as a chapter heading to Eugene Peterson’s book entitled The Contemplative Pastor. When I found this little phrase I just took it up in my hands and rolled it around a few times. I liked the feel of it. I said to myself, “is it possible?” I didn’t […]

The Busy Pastor

I think Walter Brueggemann is right on the money. Give this a listen:        This is something I’ve always wondered about. Some pastors seem to be the busiest people on earth. But, I’ve always wondered… does it have to be that way? Because quite frankly, I don’t want to be a busy pastor. I want […]

Preachers: Maintain Your Prophetic Edge

A couple of years ago I took a seminar with a United Methodist Bishop, by the name of William H. Willimon. The man served as the pastor of 800 minister in his particular area. He has since retired and now serves as a professor of ministry at Duke University. The topic for our seminar was A Theology of Preaching. […]

The Ministry of Preaching

For the last 20 years I’ve taken a keen interest in the ministry of preaching. For as long as I can remember – almost 40 years – I’ve been exposed to it. During my childhood alone, I’ve probably listened to (more like sat through) hundreds, possibly even thousands of sermons. It wasn’t until college that I ever considered doing it myself. Our […]

Preaching a Debtor’s Ethic

I can honestly say, to my chagrin, that up to about a few years ago I had given virtually no thought to a very serious malady prevalent in the preaching world today. A friend not too long ago was bemoaning certain aspects of the church and said something like, “The church has just become so moralistic.” […]

Why Expository Preaching?

First off, what is expository preaching? I would define it like this: The taking up of one text per sermon for the purpose of explanation, illustration, and application. This style of preaching is different than, let’s say, topical preaching where the minister picks a topic and searches the Bible for verses that support his thought. […]

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