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Him We Proclaim: Defining Apostolic Homiletics (Part 4)

Dennis E. Johnson
4. Apostolic homiletics does not merely exhort hearers to imitate Jesus as example (turning gospel indicatives into dutiful imperatives). Nor does apostolic homiletics let hearers merely contemplate Christ’s once-for-all redemptive accomplishment without responding in a living faith that expresses itself in obedience (savoring Scripture’s indicatives while discarding its imperatives). Rather,…
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10 / 5 / 2011

Him We Proclaim: Defining Apostolic Homiletics (Part 3)

Dennis E. Johnson
3. Apostolic homiletics does not assume that every text testifies to Christ in the same way. Rather, apostolic homiletics exhibits various ways in which the Old Testament’s diverse genres and texts diagnosed humanity’s need for restoration to true knowledge, reconciliation for holy communion, and rescue and rule in righteousness. And…
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9 / 28 / 2011

Him We Proclaim: Defining Apostolic Homiletics (Part 2)

Dennis E. Johnson
2. Apostolic homiletics is not a Trinity-ignoring Christomonism. Rather, apostolic homiletics is robustly Trinitarian: its focus on Christ as the divine executor of the Father’s creational purpose and as the divine-human mediator of the covenant of grace increases our appreciation for the engagement of the Father and the Spirit in…
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9 / 21 / 2011

Him We Proclaim: Defining Apostolic Homiletics (Part 1)

Dennis E. Johnson
Last week's introduction appears here. Let’s start by sketching what apostolic Christocentric, redemptive-historical interpretation and proclamation of the Bible looks like, as we see it exemplified in the New Testament—not only in the sermons such as we find summarized in the Acts of the Apostles and the “word of exhortation”…
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9 / 14 / 2011

Him We Proclaim: Defining and Defending Apostolic Homiletics (Introduction)

Dennis E. Johnson
Westminster professor Dennis Johnson gave two lectures at the annual Preaching Conference sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary (Pennsylvania) on October 20, 2010. His topic was apostolic, christocentric homiletics. Valiant for Truth will be publishing a transcript of these lectures in segments every Wednesday, starting today! Get ready to learn about…
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