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Podcast Episode 69 | 30 min

Preaching Truth in the Public Square

What preachers can learn from the prophets.
Preaching Truth in the Public Square

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What can preachers learn from prophets? In this episode, Matt Woodley explores that question with Danny Carroll, Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy at Wheaton College. Carroll said “Prophetic preaching means speaking truth in the public square. But it also requires a certain kind of integrity, a knowledge of the world that we live in.”

He was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Carroll’s mother raised his family bi-lingual and bicultural, so they visited Guatemala every summer. Later on, he taught at a seminary in Guatemala City for thirteen years.

To emulate the Old Testament prophets, pastors can emulate prophets’ behavior or preach their message. Carroll also recommends pastors begin preaching from the Old Testament.

“We need the prophets as a moral compass and we lost it, and now we’re beginning to pay the social price for having silenced and ignored the prophets” he said.

Check out what was referenced on the podcast:

Daniel Carroll’s book The Book of Amos (New International Commentary on the Old Testament). WM.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020.

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).

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