This article considers lectionary preaching, a planned schedule of preaching that ensures over a period of time a balanced treatment of the whole counsel of God. It prevents preachers from overemphasizing or neglecting certain themes or parts of Scripture. A comparison with the preaching from the Heidelberg Catechism is made.
Preaching at the funeral of someone who was almost surely an unbeliever is very difficult. This article offers a few things worth considering if you are given such an opportunity: talk about the fall, death, and judgment, exalt Christ, hold out the hope of the resurrection, emphasize the role of faith, and stay away from eulogizing.
Expository preaching is of benefit not only for the church, but also the pastor. This article explains five ways in which this is so.
This article declares that preaching is "inherently dangerous." What it means is that preaching that balances declaration with application, or information with challenge, is risky but necessary. The author gives seven reasons why he speaks in this way.
This article makes a renewed plea for evangelistic preaching.
Kaiser reflects on what he perceives to be a crisis in expository preaching. He first defines what he understands expository preaching to be, then analyzes the current problems, and ends with a proposal of what the focus and duty of preaching needs to be.
Expository preaching is the preaching of the man who knows Holy Scripture to be the living Word of God, and whose aim in preaching is to show the hearers what the text is saying to them about God and about them. It is this kind of preaching that has fallen on hard times, but from Charles Simeon we can learn how to regain it. This article explains.