Volume 2, Number 2
Preaching as Habitus Practicus
Systematic theology is first and foremost a habitus practicus. Theology is as much a way of life as it is a theological system. Faith is a lived reality, especially when we are preaching.
Habitus Practicus – in the Pulpit
Pulpit communication must always be heart to heart communication. What the preacher says should come from the heart if it is to reach the heart.
The Sermon – Marching to a Different Drummer
As an example of preaching as habitus practicus, we offer excerpts of a sermon by Steven Stern. Jesus is telling us today that there is a time when being out of step, being odd, marching to a different drumbeat, is the right thing. The drumbeat of the gospel is calling us to look at four things that will determine where and how we march.