Preach the Word – January/February 2009

Volume 12, Number 3

Preaching in a Mission Setting

Pastor Merton contrasts serving a congregation with a thousand communicant members to service in a mission congregation with twelve communicants meeting in a classroom.

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Pew View

I think it was Professor Balge who once commented that, while in the pastoral ministry, he couldn’t imagine a Monday morning without an exegesis. … Not until my eighth year in the ministry was I won over to his wisdom.

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Christ Revealed

This year calls for six Sundays between the Epiphany of our Lord and the Transfiguration of our Lord. How is Christ revealed in the Gospel for these Sundays?

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The Miracle of the Transfiguration

Christ’s miracles are well-known, but often misunderstood. While most recognize the element of compassion in Christ’s miracles, many miss the underlying purpose… .The Transfiguration of our Lord is a miracle that dramatically revealed his glory, yet provided no physical benefit to anyone.

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