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What Biblical Preaching Is and Isn't

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Some questions people ponder all their lives. Einstein wrestled with the question of gravity till his dying day. On the subject of preaching, one of the elemental questions is " What is biblical preaching? " Everyone who takes Scripture seriously says we need to preach the Bible, but even the most ardent disagree widely about what that means exactly.

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who has spent more time thinking about the question than Haddon Robinson. It has been his lifelong pursuit. His classic homiletics text, by no coincidence, carries the title " Biblical Preaching " . Haddon is senior editor of PreachingToday.com and Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. At a large conference table in a suite at the O'Hare Airport Hilton, PreachingToday.com editor Craig Brian Larson and Christianity Today International vice president Kevin Miller sat down with Haddon to discuss his signature quest.

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