Preaching: More than Just Biblical/Theological Instruction

Dennis E. Johnson has another great quote, noting that the apostle Paul sees Christian preaching as not simply for instruction in the Christian faith.  While preaching does indeed instruct, this is not its primary purpose: The purpose of preaching is not only to inform or even to elicit assent to its truths.  Preaching God's Word… Continue reading Preaching: More than Just Biblical/Theological Instruction

Dennis Johnson on the (Corporate) Purpose of Christian Preaching

In his monumental book on homiletics (and hermeneutics), Dennis E. Johnson devotes an entire chapter to Col 1.24-2.7, a passage he describes as “encapsulat[ing] in brief compass much of the Bible’s teaching on the purpose of preaching” (pg. 63).  From this passage, he extracts/unpacks the following seven themes “that conveniently summarize the apostle’s theology of… Continue reading Dennis Johnson on the (Corporate) Purpose of Christian Preaching