Volume 5, Number 6
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.
The Value of the Four Branches of Theology for Our Preaching
Our well-balanced training in the disciplines of Biblical Theology, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology—as well as Practical Theology—prepares us for not only the general demands of pastoral life, but also for our pulpit work in particular. Each of these areas of study can impact homiletic skills.
Make it Personal
Our preaching absorbs the mind of our hearers when we make the message personal. “When it is you being wheeled down the hall to the radiation room in the hospital”, or “when you are the one following the pallbearers out
of the church.”
A Preacher’s Look Ahead
With the Gospel lessons of Pentecost nestled comfortably into the rhythm of Matthew, the Second Lesson firmly
entrenched in the words of Paul from Romans, Philippians and 1 Thessalonians, and the First Lesson meandering its way through Moses and the prophets, it is time for you to make the exercise your own.