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preachingThis book releases on October 31:

Jason C. Meyer. Preaching: A Biblical Theology. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 368 pp.

Jason recently replaced John Piper as the pastor for preaching and vision for Bethlehem Baptist Church, where my wife and I are members. I’m thrilled that our preaching pastor believes and practices what he writes in this book. Continue Reading…

From an interview of John MacArthur on “expository leadership” (watch from 11:45 to 12:35):

The money quote:

It’s very easy to be hard to understand. It only requires that you not know what you’re talking about. And if you don’t know what you’re talking about, nobody else will either.

It’s very hard to be crystal-clear because in order to be crystal-clear you have to have mastered the text. Continue Reading…

One of the few framed items in my office

One of the few framed items in my office

The pattern of Ezra 7:10:

  1. Study the word.
  2. Practice the word.
  3. Teach the word. Continue Reading…

savingGary Millar and Phil Campbell, Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake  (Kingsford NSW, Australia: Matthias Media, 2013), 50–61:

  1. The more you say, the less people will remember. . . . “Biscuits and sermons are improved by shortening”. . . .
  2. Make the ‘big idea’ shape everything you say. . . . That’s one of the best reasons to preach from a full script—you get to edit before you speak. . . . [From p. 64: "[I]t’s easier for your listeners to catch a baseball than a handful of sand.”] Continue Reading…

savingGary Millar and Phil Campbell, Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake  (Kingsford NSW, Australia: Matthias Media, 2013), 40–41:

Expository preaching:

  1. does justice to the biblical material which makes it clear that God works through his word to change people’s lives—as it ‘uncages the lion’ and allows God’s word to speak. Continue Reading…

Rhetoric

Andy Naselli —  November 15, 2012 — 1 Comment

I wish this had been my textbook in one of my speech classes:

Douglas Wilson and N. D. Wilson. The Rhetoric Companion: A Student’s Guide to Power in Persuasion. Moscow, ID: Canon, 2011. Continue Reading…

Two preachers talk shop:

Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert. Preach: Theology Meets Practice 9Marks. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2012. 212 pp. 27-page sample PDF.

Excerpts:

What expositional preach is and is not (pp. 36–38):

Expositional preaching is preaching in which the main point of the biblical text being considered becomes the main point of the sermon being preached. . . . Continue Reading…