Posts Tagged ‘preaching’

The most beneficial part of Deep Preaching is the emphasis on the preacher’s closet work.  It is here according to Dr. Edwards where the preacher learns to go deep by means of the Holy Spirit’s work and power.  While reading these chapters (8-9) I almost forgot I was reading a book on preaching; it read […]


As Robert Smith, Jr. observes in his book Doctrine that Dances, our fathers in the church were building on an image, a metaphor that was woven through the scriptures. We are a people who are created in the image of God and who therefore have dance in our very genes. Miriam danced when she reached […]


Charles Spurgeon’s designation of John Broadus as the “greatest of living preachers,” and the declaration by another that Broadus is “perhaps the greatest man the Baptists have produced,” warrant a new look at the almost forgotten teacher, scholar, preacher and statesman. David Dockery, president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and Roger Duke, assistant professor […]


  In a culture whose spirituality is a mile wide and an inch deep, Kent Edwards’ call for preaching deeply is irresistible. Deep Preaching is a cogent and heartfelt call for preaching beyond the status quo. As one who loves to preach, this book makes me uncomfortable about the level of passion in my heart […]


“My point is simply that  there is much to be learned by carefully and sympathetically hearing the heart beat of preaching, and teaching about preaching, from another tradition.  Smith’s home in the African American tradition of preaching offers up a sustained mining of its strengths for preaching more generally.  He consistently takes up scriptural examples, […]


“Of course, one could wonder whether Smith is talking specifically about good doctrinal preaching, or just good preaching in general. His definition of doctrinal preaching is “the escorting of the hearers into the presence of God for the purpose of transformation.” I think that this offers an excellent definition of every kind of preaching, which begs the […]


“Tony Merida has provided a resource that will prompt the next generation of preachers to preach God’s Word faithfully. They will be inspired to take their work in the pulpit seriously, and the seasoned preachers passing the baton of biblical exposition along to them will be eager to share a copy of Faithful Preaching with […]


“The glory of God is the goal of preaching, and Tony Merida has sounded a call for a new generation of preachers to be faithful to the purpose God has entrusted to them. Faithful Preaching balances the theological acumen of a professor, the practical advice of a pastor, and the personal warmth of a man […]


“Tony Merida is serious about raising up a new generation of faithful preachers.  In an age of weak and watered-down preaching, Merida is raising the bar for his generation to preach with power and conviction the Word of God.  Whether you are a seasoned pastor who needs some encouragement, or a student of preaching beginning […]


“Tony Merida has a reputation across the country for the weightiness of his ministry, and the power of his proclamation. This book will show you why the reputation is deserved. More importantly, this book will show you what Tony’s learned about how to speak for God, as one who has authority and not as one […]