Sep 7, 2008

Irrelevant Preaching

“. . . the in-breaking of the gospel must embrace a tragic moment, reading the Scriptures against the world for the sake of the world. Ironically, pastors must learn to preach against the culture in order to interpret the Scriptures for their congregations in a way that makes their own gathering as the church significant. We may discover the ultimate relevance to our preaching by becoming appropriately irrelevant. Preachers must be willing to take their congregations into the abyss where the Holy Spirit, speaking through the biblical texts, challenges our deepest convictions about the Christian life.”

John W. Wright, Telling God's Story: Narrative Preaching for Christian Formation (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2007), 76.

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