7 Things I've Learned About Preaching (Part 1)
Searching for the heart of homiletics.
I'd like to change the title of this article from "seven things I've learned," to "seven things I'm learning." In fact, I think I might even want to change it to, "seven things I think I'm beginning to learn, a little bit, about preaching."
I'm trying to capture something personal, something subjective. I'm trying to capture what I've called "the heart and soul of preaching." So, here are seven things I'm beginning to learn about preaching after having taught it for 15 years.
There is a connection between preaching and pastoral leadership.
I have been amazed at the opportunity that preaching affords for pastoral leadership. I did not anticipate this.
Now, don't make the mistake of thinking that the opportunity and leverage for leadership is coming just because "you've got the floor now." That's not what it's about. It's about the powerful tool that preaching is for pastoral leadership. ...