Expositional Preaching

Book Review: The Priority of Preaching, by Christopher Ash

Review by Alistair Begg | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

All in all I found this short book to be as helpful as anything that I’ve read in a long while on expository preaching. I commend it warmly to all.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Training Pastors

By D. Jackman, M. Dever | 08.27.2010

Can you “make” a preacher or is preaching simply a gift? Find out in this interview with David Jackman, founder of the Cornhill Training Course.

What should a pastor do whose people don’t like expositional preaching?

Spend more time preparing excellent sermons. Spend more time studying the text, meditating on it, praying over it, making sure you understand it. Spend more time praying for the members of your congregation by name, asking God how the text might apply to them. Sacrifice other items in your weekly calendar so that you can prayerfully prepare excellent sermons.

Book Review: Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, by Graeme Goldsworthy

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

Read this book, and you’ll not only want to re-read it, you’ll want to re-read your Bible.

Book Review: Preaching Christ in All of Scripture, by Edmund Clowney

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

This book is worth having on your shelf for the primary reason that it will encourage you to preach Christ himself from the Old Testament.

Book Review: Preaching Parables to Postmoderns, by Brian Stiller

Review by Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

In the end, I was perplexed by the book. There was plenty of thought-provoking material, but there was also a rather contrived view of postmodernism.

Book Review: Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, by Sidney Greidanus

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament is an excellent resource that has yet to be replaced.

Book Review: Him We Proclaim, by Dennis Johnson

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

There are a myriad of books on preaching, but Johnson believes that the Bible is finally the best guidebook for preaching the Bible.

The Faithful Preacher

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

The Faithful Preacher is indeed an important, insightful, and invigorating work that should benefit all who read it—whether Black or White, clergy or laity.

Book Review: Kindled Fire, by Zack Eswine

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010

Eswine has done us a great service by drawing together so much material on Spurgeon into one place.

Book Review: Christians at the Cross, by N. T. Wright

Review by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 03.02.2010

We can be grateful for some of the themes sounded in this book. Still, the lack of urgency about our need to repent and believe in the gospel is a blind-spot in Wright.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Word-Centered Ministry (with William Taylor)

By M. Dever, W. Taylor | 03.01.2010

William Taylor, rector of St. Helen’s in London, discusses good preaching, bad theology, training pastors and more.

Preach to the Non-Christian, Christian, and Church Member

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

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.

Preaching Up: Applying the Word of God to Midlife and Beyond

By Israel Haas | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

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?

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Preaching with Kent Hughes

By K. Hughes, M. Dever | 03.25.2008

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.