Preaching and Biblical Theology

Biblical theology in the Vosian tradition seems to be all the rage these days. Preachers-authors like Mark Dever, Graeme Goldsworthy and Sidney Griedanus are seeking to apply biblical theology to the task of preaching. There is more than one take on this, especially as it impacts preaching. Thomas Schreiner of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has offered his thoughts in a recent journal article entitled “Preaching and Biblical Theology.” Any thoughts?

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rich on August 18, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    Great, great post Jerry. Of course that raises the bar in terms of how a preacher must prepare. That kind of “application” requires a decent to profound awareness of the world in which we life and the ideologies that are prevalent.

    Do you do this as you do exegesis or after dig out the structure and proposition? I find that this kind of application only comes after I have the sermon essentially written and I can meditate on the implications. Sadly, that part comes often too late in the week and I a regretting not getting done earlier. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  2. Paul
    As one who loves Expository Preaching and have the Great Honor of Doing week after week at our Church, I want to tell you how much I enjoy ET. Jerry’s Thoughts on Application is something we need to digest. With Topical Preaching being 3 points and a poem, Expository Preaching shouldn’t require 3 Verses and Application. Just MHO. Micahel

  3. Paul
    As one who loves Expository Preaching and have the Great Honor of Doing week after week at our Church, I want to tell you how much I enjoy ET. Jerry’s Thoughts on Application is something we need to digest. With Topical Preaching being 3 points and a poem, Expository Preaching shouldn’t require 3 Verses and Application. Just MHO. Michael

  4. Your link to Schreiner’s article needs to be corrected. It should be http://www.sbts.edu/pdf/sbjt/2006Summer3.pdf. I haven’t had a chance to read it but will do so shortly.

  5. Thank you Bob it should be fixed now.

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