What can a liberal teach us about preaching?

What can a self-professed “mainline-liberal-Protestant-Methodist-type Christian” teach conservative evangelicals about preaching? Leadership Magazine published an article twelve years ago by William Willimon (formerly of Duke Divinity Chapel and now UMC Bishop of Alabama) entitled “Been There, Preached That.” The article is unusual on a number of levels but it is a must-read for today’s preachers. While he speaks to the more popular forms of evangelical preaching there is still plenty to provoke thought and interaction among expository preachers in his article (see PDF version here).


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  1. I wouldn’t describe myself with most of the adjectives Willimon gives there for himself, but I’ve learned a great deal about preaching from him through the years. Thanks for the link.

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