"Thin-air" preaching…

Willam Willimon on too little faith in the gospel:

“…I am arguing that bad preaching- preaching so anxious that ‘everyone gets it’ that it ends up expecting too much and saying too little- is often a factor of bad theology. We have so little trust in the power of the gospel, through the enablement of the Holy Spirit, to evoke the listeners that the gospel deserves, that we either simplify, simplify, reducing the gospel to a slogan for a bumper sticker, or else we poetically describe, describe, obfuscating the gospel with some allegedly ‘common human experience’ that is not the gospel. People live in the grip of stories that are not the gospel, stories that cannot generate the life for which they deeply yearn.”

Read more at: Gospel Driven Blog


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