I thoroughly enjoyed reading a book on homiletics again. I’m reminded how relevant these books are to us, regardless of how long we’ve been preaching. Ben and Lisa Awbrey live in Kansas City, where he now teaches, and we enjoy their fellowship often. While pastoring in California Ben taught homiletics at the Master’s Seminary and the book is forwarded by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue. This book is an encyclopedia of quotes and anecdotes from great preachers past and present. I especially appreciated his critique of “the noxious weed of inductive-style preaching” that has plagued our pulpits for a century now, rather than expository preaching which “is rampantly deductive.” Ben’s use of the thesis-interrogative-keyword approach to using a proposition reminds me of our James Braga textbook in seminary.
We Who Are SlavesMarch 31, 2018
Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this […]
Biblical LeadershipFebruary 28, 2017
Not the number of one’s servants, but the number whom one serves, is the heavenly criterion of greatness and the real preparation for leadership. Oswald Sanders What is Biblical leadership? Everyone seems to know these days and yet no one seems to know. All of us who […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]