There's a little nugget on page 331, where Johnson states that even when sermons are based on New Testament passages, they are not necessarily "apostolic." He defines that term with these four elements:I think it will be a goal for me to preach like that every chance I get behind a pulpit. I may have to read this book.
* attentive to redemptive history
* missiologically articulated
I suspect that those four descriptors, taken together, make for about as perfect a definition of real preaching as one will ever find.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Also at "In the Clearing" this week, Bob quotes from a book by Dennis E. Johnson entitled Him We Proclaim- Dennis E. Johnson on Apostolic Preaching