The Essence of Preaching
So what makes preaching, preaching? We have a lot of different styles: narrative, inductive, deductive, affective, cognitive, expository, prophetic the list goes on.
But what makes them all “preaching”? I’d like to hear from you! If you regularly listen to a preacher, why do you do it? If you don’t, why not? If you are a preacher, what is the essential thing that must be present for something to be called preaching? Is it a form of speech (the structure)? A manner (the voice & mannerisms) of speaking? A physical arrangement? The character or training of the person speaking? The character of the community? Is it the spiritual presence of the communicator? The topic of the speaking? This is pretty wide open. Finally, is there any room for dialogue, or is preaching always one-way? Go ahead, share your view right here. Click on comments below!
Posted on March 4, 2011, in Spiritual Formation and tagged church, clergy, communication, culture, dialogue, lay, ministry, monologue, pastor, postmodern, preaching, sms, technology, the church experience, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.