Volume 1, Number 2
A Voice From the Past
Why isn’t our preaching more successful? The simple fact that our sermons are doctrinally correct is no guarantee that they’re proper….Scriptural truth is practical truth.
Distinguishing Two Kinds of Scriptural Truth
Hermeneutics is basic to homiletics… Appropriation and application are the two kinds of basic truth the Scripture offers, and they’re as different from each other as day from night….In Lutheran preaching, “absolutely always homiletical appropriation outranks homiletical application.”
Why Are You Preaching This Sermon
Often the reason a sermon flounders is that the preacher hasn’t identified its specific purpose…. Every sermon text has a telic note … Truth divorced from the heart and life is not truth in its biblical sense, but something else, and something less.