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A conversation about application with Bryan Chapell, Haddon Robinson, and Joseph Stowell

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You've studied the text. Your notes have theology and principles. Now comes the really tough part. How exactly do you connect these profound truths with the gritty stuff of daily life? This is where the sermon needs to shine — or it will fade like a sweet dream.

Let's sit in with three experienced preachers as they consider the stiff challenge of application. At the table:

Bryan Chapell, president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and author of "Christ-Centered Preaching" (Baker, 1994).

Haddon Robinson, senior editor of; Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts; and author of "Biblical Preaching" (Baker, 1980).

Joseph Stowell, president of Moody Bible Institute and speaker on the daily radio program, "Proclaim."

Bryan Chapell: Students come into seminary thinking explanation will be the hardest part of preaching. They discover ...

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January 02, 2017  7:26pm

Much appreciated. Relevant and on target.

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Delwyn Campbell

January 02, 2017  10:53am

Since you left out any Lutheran preachers, you only got an occasional reference, in passing, to "the Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel." That is vertu unfortunate, because, when it gets down to it,THAT is the difference between sound preaching and moralizing therapeutic messages that lift up the Old Adam instead of Christ Jesus.

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