The Greatest Crisis in American Preaching

In modern evangelical America, the greatest crisis in Christian preaching is not that it has too much substance and not enough style. Nothing could be further from the truth; and those who believe in style over substance are further wounding the church with their backwards understanding of our disease. The problem is not that Christian preachers have too much Bible and not enough personality! It is exactly the opposite! As more and more pastors imbibe such a preacher-centered approach, the problem only gets worse!

As the Christian church, we need to hear more of God and less of man. We need to be fed more of Christ and less of self. We need to experience more work of the Holy Spirit and less of our own wills. A preacher-centered approach does not help these problems in the least. What we need is more of God’s Word.

(Adapted from a prior book review)


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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