This chapter shows that the debate over the ―third use of the law‖ in preaching is alive and well and provides a brief summary of the history of the debate. It also encourages preachers to engage questions about the third use of the law and preaching, articulate their viewpoints, and examine their sermons in relation to these articulated viewpoints.
Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Year A (Easter through Christ the King Sunday). Intended to aid the preacher in exegesis for sermon preparation.
Provides reasons for and begins to give guidance in preaching on social issues in ways that are theologically sound, biblically faithful, academically critical, and pastorally sensitive.
Although preaching is an oral/aural event, preachers often prepare sermons as they would write term papers. This three-part article offers are a few steps preachers can take in order to craft a sermon that is geared more toward the hearer’s ear.
An assessment of how and why work with commentaries can be appropriated effectively and faithfully for the sake of preaching. The first point addresses attitude toward commentaries. The second concerns timing. And the third pertains to types of commentaries.