The Dress of Thought

The preacher of Ecclesiastes waits until the conclusion to write down his credentials: "Not only was the Teacher wise," he says with unsettling candor, "but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered...

Horace Bushnell: Delight in preaching

One writer said of Horace Bushnell: "The preaching of most men is fashioned by the theology of the day; Bushnell's preaching helped fashion the theology of his day."1Born in 1802 on a farm near Litchfield, Conn...

What’s Wrong with Jesus’ Preaching?

Why don't we preach like Jesus? Why do so many preaching books fail to refer to our Master Model as the master preaching model?How could we forget Jesus the Preacher? Didn't the people abandon cities and villag...

Unchaining the Word

On a recent visit to the American Bible Society headquarters in New York City, I saw a significant item from church history on display there. It was a copy of the famous "Chained Bible."In 1539, the Great Bible...

The Personal Computer and Preaching

Before becoming president of the seminary, I helped organize an informal meeting for pastors of large metropolitan churches. Three days each year, we gathered to share experiences and ideas, in what became for ...

Alexander Whyte: Scottish Prophet

Alexander Whyte was the greatest preacher of his day in Scotland. Few preachers have done so much to heighten the ideals of the pulpit, and the instruction and inspiration to be derived from his life-story are ...