Volume 9, Number 1
Rock-Bottom of the Reformation
It’s time to dust off your copy of Bondage of the Will. Gain Scriptural insight into the nature of man and the nature of God and how the two interact in life—and the confusions between them in “the purpose-driven life.” Consider it a gift to the people of God who listen to our preaching! (Excerpt included)
Wait! A Counterpoint
The main proponents of inductive preaching come from the historical-critical conviction and promote the inductive method because they strongly feel that Scripture is only validated by personal experience. Secondly, I’m not so sure that Lewis has the right to pigeon-hole Jesus as an inductive preacher any more than one can call Jesus a deductive preacher.
Preaching that Grabs the Heart
Communication is both a science and an art. So we struggle to be clear, to be kind, to be confessional, to capture the other person’s thoughts and make them obedient to Christ. Could there be a different goal for any Lutheran preacher than, in E.R. Wendland’s words, “preaching that grabs the heart”?
The Stewardship Note in Your Preaching
Surely there is a way for pastors to address both the comfort-loving Old Sinner … as well as the discouraged
and timid New Man. Speak the truth in love!
Reformation Begins in the Pastor’s Study
“Only when we are completely alone with God do all the masks fall away, do we become utterly honest, stripped to our real and ultimate aims and ambitions. This is the hinterland out of which comes whatever richness there may be in a man’s ministry.”
You Can Print That
Quotes from a variety of sources including: Birgit Stolt, Ian Pitt-Watson, and Johann Gerhard.