Thanks Stephen for posting this excellent article, also relevant to us here in Australia.
I recently came across an article on http://www.thefrontporch.org talking about “The need for theological preaching”. Though its written from an African American context, I think the author, Tony Carter, makes some very valid points. He writes that:
Churches do not suffer from a want of men to preach. They suffer from a want of men who preach sound, theological content. Today, preaching is still expected to be lofty and inspiring, but rarely is it filled with the weighty theology. Unfortunately, most preach with a mind toward moving people to dance, rather than moving people to think big about God, his person and purposes. Consequently, what we have in a great many churches is not preaching at all. We have an exposition of the preacher but not the Bible or the focus of the Bible, Jesus Christ. Popular preaching today is filled with out-of-context promises but not the doctrine of the God of…
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