I am hidden away deep in the Heart of Dixie working on a book about preaching NT narrative. This is different than the “narrative preaching” movement which I believe misses the mark in significant ways. The following is from, Fred Craddock, the godfather of narrative preaching. Discuss amongst yourselves.
“Expository preaching or biblical preaching has been found guilty of archaism, sacrificing the present to the past. One should, according to this view, choose relevant topics for treatment. Scriptures can be read in the service for mood or atmosphere or to satisfy those who feel they should be included, but they should not be allowed to shackle the minister” (emphasis mine).
from Fred B. Craddock, As One Without Authority, 17.
NOTE: I will be posting a lot more on this in the days to come.