Sep 13, 2009

Blomberg on Contemporary Preaching

Blomberg, writing on the contemporary significance of 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 states:

“One wonders how much contemporary preaching is in fact cross-centered. Ours is an age of user-friendly, seeker-sensitive techniques for church growth. Some of these techniques affect only the form and not the substance of the gospel, but others are more suspect. Many people have rejected human sin and personal accountability for evil actions in favor of passing the blame onto corrupting societal influences. Such people have an acute need to hear the true meaning of the crucifixion of Christ. Positive thinking and possibility thinking perhaps have a limited place for people with an overly poor self-image, but they do not adequately substitute for repentance and trust in Jesus.”

Craig Blomberg, 1 Corinthians, NIVAC (Grand Rapids: Zondervan), 39.

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