Behind the centrality of expositional preaching is the assumption of the authority and truthfulness of God’s Word.
Those who preach should preach their Bibles.
I want to approach the topic of application slightly differently: not only are there different kinds of hearers, there are also different kinds of application.
My greatest fear for the removal of authoritative preaching from the congregation is that the Scriptures themselves will cease to be treated as authoritative.
Yes, the preacher should be sensitive to the unchurched. But if we target the unchurched alone, the message may be lost or so diluted that God’s people become malnourished.
I’m 29 years old. Can I apply the Scriptures effectively to the lives of people twice my age who live in a world without YouTube and iPods and dreams as big as the Montana sky?
Proud to be a Protestant? R. Kent Hughes, pastor emeritus at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, discusses his 40 years of pastoral ministry with Mark Dever.