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Valiant for Truth - Preaching

Preaching Christ with Application!
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It seems that one of the perennial debates that swirls around Reformed circles is the question of how to preach the text of Scripture. Do you rely upon the "grammatical historical method" or the "redemptive historical method" (notice the scare quotes)?

 
 
8 / 21 / 2013
 
 
Latest Office Hours! Media Ecology and Ministry
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Office hours talks with Rev. Dr. Gregory Edward Reynolds, pastor of Amoskeag Presbyterian Church in Manchester, New Hampshire; author of The Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Preaching in the Electronic Age.

 
 
7 / 8 / 2013
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Always Pack Heat
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I don’t know why, but the phrase, “Packing heat,” is one of my all-time favorites. Perhaps in our politically correct age making such an admission might invite scorn, but I don’t have violence in mind.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Listen, Don’t Critique
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One of the biggest problems in Reformed churches, I believe, is that people come to church to critique the sermon rather than listen to it. How so? In Reformed churches there are always a number of theological commandos, people who love to study the Bible, read serious theological works, and encourage and spur others on to improve their own knowledge.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Lectio Continua
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During the sixteenth-century Reformation one of the standard practices for pastors was to preach lectio continua, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse, through books of the Bible. At Geneva, for example, John Calvin preached from the New Testament in the morning and the Old Testament in the evening.