Preach the Word – July/August 2002

Volume 5, Number 6 Read More Situation We live in the situation of our times. A preacher cannot escape the context in which he lives nor can he help being influenced by it. Read More ...

Preach the Word – May/June 2002

Volume 5, Number 5 Read More Repetition Repetition without reflection can turn quickly into “same old, same old.” Nonetheless, from a rhetorical point of view, repetition is still the mother of learning. Repetition can aide ...

Preach the Word – March/April 2002

Volume 5, Number 4 Read More Passion Preachers ought to have a passion for... Read More Preach from the Heart--Not from a Manuscript! Preaching without a manuscript makes for better preaching and that’s our goal, ...

Preach the Word – January/February 2002

Volume 5, Number 3 Read More Appropriation Our desire to get quickly and heavily to application, perhaps at the expense of appropriation, reveals in part how the opinio legis works. Read More Festival Preaching Good ...

Preach the Word – November/December 2001

Volume 5, Number 2 Read More Precision With the bloody mess that sharp Law preaching leaves behind, the preacher must be equally precise with the resuscitation of the Good News. Read More Why Guest Preach ...

Preach the Word – September/October 2001

Volume 5, Number 1 Read More Proclamation It is neither the preacher’s purpose nor place to convince his hearers of his conclusions because of sound logic or powerful speech. Read More Luther's Baseline for Preaching ...

Preach the Word – July/August 2001

Volume 4, Number 6 Read More Application by Contrast Don't forget about application by contrast! But, there is a warning that should be sounded. Read More Some Concerns About Our Use of Law and Gospel ...

Preach the Word – May/June 2001

Volume 4, Number 5 Read More Are You an Expository Preacher? At times, I would too quickly hit upon an idea or striking phrase in the text from which I would compose a catchy theme ...

Preach the Word – March/April 2001

Volume 4, Number 4 Read More Listeners Grade Today's Preaching A survey on preaching that appeared January 2001 on the Christianity Today website titled “Special Report on Current Research on Churches” by John C. LaRue, ...

Preach the Word – January/February 2001

Volume 4, Number 3 Read More When There Is No Gospel Every sermon should proclaim specific Gospel.” This is a basic homiletical principle that is not much debated among preachers in WELS. The problem is ...