Often sound hermeneutical principles and even the concept of “meaning” within hermeneutics are elusive for biblical interpretation. Yet a good hermeneutical approach is paramount for great expository preaching. And when we talk about meaning in interpretation, there are at least four aspects that are vital for textual understanding for preaching. Therefore, in this article, I will identify and describe the four aspects of meaning that are a part of the hermeneutical process, and as such, foundational for good expository preaching.
In this article, I explain three reasons why I am so convinced and convicted about my commitment to text-driven expository preaching. My prayer is that my thoughts and contemplations here will help you in preaching commitments and pastoral calling.
Preaching narratives well can be one of the greatest challenges of being a pastor. Yet, if you are a preacher, and certainly an expositor, and you cannot avoid preaching narratives because over 70 percent of the Bible contains some element of this genre. Therefore, in this post I offer three tips to help you get started preaching biblical narratives.
Everyone is going to find himself at one time or another in a situation that requires conciseness and time management in the pulpit. I call this “preaching on the clock,” and it can be challenging. Therefore, in this article I share five suggestions that I employ when it is absolutely necessary to cut down the length of my sermon in an “on the clock” situation.
Life progressively gets more not less busy. And successfully navigating the different responsibility of life takes intentionally. So, in this article I briefly share with you five life lessons I am currently learning, some of which I feel like I am discovering the hard way.
Has preaching passed its shelf-life or outlived its “sell by” date? Or, does it still have a role in the Mission of the Church and the disciple-making process? In this post, I offer three quick thoughts on why I believe it does.
I recently took a 10-day trip to South Asia. This post is a reflection, of sorts, of my trip but with a specific aim or goal. I believe it is imperative for every pastor and minister in the church to receive theological training. And this certainly includes those in foreign contexts. Here I offer you five reasons why from my most recent personal experiences.
Preaching is paramount for pastoral ministry. In this post, I offer three reasons why this is so and therefore why you should be committed wholeheartedly to this task in your pastorate or ministry assignment.
In one of my older entries, I wrote briefly on three doctrines, including sufficiency, that are essential for expository preaching. In my post this week, I examine in more detail why sufficiency specifically matters for preaching.