Epistles of Thomas

September 25, 2007


Filed under: Preaching — Thomas @ 19:50

On a personal note my comments made the front page of Preaching.org yesterday. I said:

It as been suggested that preaching is not at heart arrogant because we are not proclaiming our own message but God’s. If people have a problem with what we are saying then they should take it up with God and not blame us for being arrogant. The difficulty with this is that it requires a recognition of God’s right to dictate conditions. This objection can be overcome but only if one presupposes the existence of God. Those who call Christians arrogant no doubt disclaim this. Therefore they can either judge us as arrogant or misguided but they cannot expect their objection to be taken seriously inside a church. Its very existence reflects attendees’ belief in God and their desire to know his will for their lives. Let us therefore preach to his heart’s content!

I think that everyone can agree that within the medium of a church service it is more than appropriate to preach the full Word of God. Preaching.org is run by Dr. Kent Anderson and is worth checking out although to comment you will either need to buy his book Choosing to Preach, which includes an introductory membership, or pay $20 per year.


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