Dec 29 2012

John Meunier: A plea for doctrinal preaching

Original post at http://johnmeunier.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/a-plea-for-doctrinal-preaching/

Andrew Thompson explores, explicates, and argues for doctrinal preaching as a key to renewal.

Doctrinal preaching as I began to think about it in my preparation to preach at annual conference would accept that we in the present have much to learn from our ancestors about the interpretation of the Bible and the core elements of faithful discipleship. And doctrinal preaching would also stand against the liberal individualist temptation to think that faith is about each of us figuring out what we want to believe in order to gain a sense of self-authentication. In short, doctrinal preaching, I came to believe, ought to be about reinvigorating the meaning of doctrine as “sacred teaching” vital for the present, which has been handed down to us by the saints who have gone before us.

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