Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Watching Paul Dale

Superlative stuff on preaching and how to train others in preaching. All of it will end up going into the DVD(s) I'm working on for MTS (Ministry Training Strategy, a 2 year apprenticeship in ministry programme normally undertaken prior to theological study).

Paul points out that Richard Baxter, the great Puritan preacher, spent fully half of his sermons preaching application of the passages he was exegeting. I don't know if I'd want to see all ministers trying to do quite that much, but it would be a stretching exercise for most of our preaching (and I dare say, useful for our hearers) if we all worked harder on this side of things.

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