Preaching

The Divine Drama

BY PAUL DUNK

If I don't preach Christ, then there's really no reason anyone should roll out of bed on Sunday to hear anything I have to say. Everything about "church," apart from Jesus, can be found elsewhere. Music that gives you the feels? Make a playlist. Kids programs? Get out and explore your city

The Divine Drama

The Paradox of Pastoral Preaching

BY BRAD GRAY

At times, evangelical Christianity can be a paradox. For as much as Protestants have spurned Roman Catholicism, they’re much more Catholic than they’d ever like to admit. By which, I mean, we operate with a stricter conditionality that we’d probably ever feel comfortable confessing.

The Paradox of Pastoral Preaching

The Drug of Behavioral Preaching

BY BRAD GRAY

Preaching is a dangerous and difficult task. Some occupations might involve more harrowing situations and circumstances but I will continue to contend that there’s not a more perilous or vulnerable position to be in than behind the pulpit, speaking the words of God to the souls of men — it’s a life or death matter!

The Drug of Behavioral Preaching

Just Another Law-Gospel Sermon?

BY DONAVON RILEY 

While I was still an over-eager seminarian the professor warned me, “Mr. Riley, this is exciting stuff. It’s exciting when you first learn about justification by faith alone in Christ alone. That’s because Law and Gospel is heady stuff! But be careful. When you climb into a pulpit and you get to preach every week you’ll learn that the people you preach to don’t much like justification talk.

Just Another Law-Gospel Sermon?