Jump directly to the Content

Podcast

Home > Multimedia > Podcast

Podcast Episode 52 | 25 min

Is the Big Idea More Helpful or Hurtful? It's Complicated.

Preaching Professor says pastors are curators, not creators when it comes to scripture.
Is the Big Idea More Helpful or Hurtful? It's Complicated.

Available on:

Is the big idea more helpful or hurtful to listeners? Matt Woodley explores this question with Abraham Kuruvilla, Senior Research Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. He said "The big idea is ultimately a creation of the preacher. It's not in the text. It's something the preacher creates." Abraham also argues that the text isn't a plain glass window to look through; but a stained glass window to look at.

Check out what was referenced on the podcast:

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

Related Sermon Illustrations

Nourishing Sermons

In a recent issue of GLASS Window, a contributor recalls that several years ago, The British Weekly published this provocative letter:

"Dear Sir: It seems ministers feel their ...

[Read More]

Keep Sermons Up-to-Date

You should never preach a sermon that could just as well have been preached in the first century.

[Read More]

Related videos

There are currently no related videos.