Thomas Murphy on using Greek and Hebrew in the Pulpit with Care

In seminary, we would frequently debate and discuss whether and how we should "show our language work" in our sermons.  After all, so often in our exegesis, we find that the pew-Bibles (whatever translation they be) do not emphasize something or translate a text as well as the original.  When this happens, how do we …

Stanley Hauerwas on Preaching as a Theological Activity

I came across an excerpt from Stanley Hauerwas' forthcoming collection of sermons entitled A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching (Baker, 2009).  For anyone who thinks that a minister does well to avoid doing theology in the pulpit, Hauerwas explains that such a notion could not be more foreign to the task of …

Timothy George on Preaching

For some reason I just received a copy of the Journal of the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.  I don't remember paying for this so I'm thrilled once again to have received something free!  (Though it probably was sent because I'm on a mailing list somewhere due to my SBL or IOSCS memberships or …

Sidney Greidanus’ “Christocentric Method” for Preaching the OT

I came across a nice quote by Sidney Greidanus: The christocentric method complements the theocentric method of interpreting the Old Testament by seeking to do justice to the fact that God's story of bringing his kingdom on earth is centered in Christ: Christ the center of redemptive history, Christ the center of the Scriptures.  In …

Lems in Print Yet Again!

Congrats to Shane yet again! This time you can read his insightful thoughts on modernity and postmodernity as it relates to preaching in the recent issue of Modern Reformation. Give his article a read, when you get the chance! Nice job again, Rev. Lems! ___________ Andrew

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