Monday, 2 June 2008

What is "biblical" preaching?

A sermon is not truly biblical unless the preacher moves through the text to engage its true subject matter. Only when one proceeds from, say, Paul's understanding of faith to Christian faith itself, can a bridge from the past to the present be made.
B.S. Childs, "One Gospel in Four Witnesses," in The Rule of Faith (Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishers, 1998), 51-62. Available online here (along with some other brilliant essays).

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