I am pleased to share my latest journal article, published in the Southeastern Seminary’s journal, the Southeastern Theological Review.
Abstract: While consecutive expository preaching has become the norm in many conservative churches, different preachers have different emphases. Some focus upon detailed expositions of the text so that their sermons sound like running commentaries. Other preachers emphasize certain favorite theological
themes. Some rush straight into application, with little explanation of the text. In recent years, preaching in which the focus of every sermon is how the text fits into the history of redemption has become popular in certain circles. I have developed a model for my students in which each of these four emphases is treated like the legs of a stool. While some texts may call for more emphasis on one “leg,” every good sermon should have all four elements. Furthermore, over time, one’s preaching ministry should be balanced among these four aspects.
Key Words: balanced preaching, consecutive expository preaching, Dennis Johnson, Edmund Clowney, Jay Adams, John MacArthur, preaching with purpose, redemptive-historical preaching.