Aug 6, 2011


R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell, commenting on 1 Timothy 4:13 criticize “. . . the ‘disexposition’ that is issuing from so many evangelical pulpits today.” Adding that, “The congregation hears the text read and waits in anticipation for its exposition — only to be disappointed when the text is never alluded to in the next thirty minutes. Or, more commonly, the text is handled superficially with no serious engagement of its meaning. The preacher mouths its words, but there is no substance. ‘Disexposition’ takes many forms. Sometimes the text is so encrusted with stories and jokes that it is unseen and unheard. Other times it is so distorted because it is preached through a therapeutic, political, or social lens.”

R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit, Preaching the Word, (Wheaton: Crossway, 2000), 116.

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