Credibility in the Pulpit


While writing a current series of articles on some of the nuts and bolts of preaching I found this brief article from our friend Nathan Busenitz to be a useful balance. I would suggest that anyone who takes preaching seriously should contemplate Nathan’s careful reminder before strapping on the particulars of sermon delivery. He writes:

“There is a danger in focusing too much on the external aspects of delivery—in thinking that preaching consists of a certain formula or assuming that it can be evaluated by the same criteria as secular oration. Biblical preaching is not merely a human endeavor. In fact, its true power is not found in the human source at all. Biblical preaching, then, operates on two levels—the human and the divine—while secular speechmaking operates on the human level only.”

See the full article here.

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One response to this post.

  1. Paul,

    Thanks for the props…. Thanks also for the great articles you guys post on this blog. Expository Thoughts is a goldmine for excellent material on preaching.

    Keep up the good work!

    – NB

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