He is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World

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Moody Publishers, Sep 1, 2008 - Religion - 176 pages
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"Contemporary preaching suffers from a loss of confidence in the power of the Word, from an infatuation with technology, from an embarrassment before the biblical text, from an evacuation of biblical content, from a focus on felt needs, from an absence of gospel." Preaching, the practice of publicly expositing the Bible, has fallen on hard times. How did this happen? After all, as John A. Broadus famously remarked, “Preaching is characteristic of Christianity." In this powerful book, He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, R. Albert Mohler Jr. shows us how. In a style both commanding and encouraging, Mohler lays the groundwork for preaching, fans the flame on the glory of preaching, and calls out with an urgent need for preaching. This message is desperately needed yet not often heard. Whether you're concerned or enthused by the state of the church today, join Mohler as he examines preaching and why the church can't survive without it.
 

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User Review  - RH - Christianbook.com

This book is a great defense of expositional preaching. Even though times change our call as preachers does not. We are called to preach God's word to our generation because it is God's word alone ... Read full review

User Review  - Nathan - Christianbook.com

In his ten chapter book supposedly written about preaching to postmoderns Albert Mohler does not even address his own thesis until the eighth chapter. And when he does he uses completely closed minded ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Foreword
11
The State of Preaching Today
15
The Heart of Christian Worship
23
Our Triune God
39
A Theology of Exposition
49
Its Definition and Characteristics
65
The Preachers Authority and Purpose
77
Preaching the Bibles Big Story
89
Preaching and Doctrine
105
Preaching to a Postmodern Culture
115
An Exhortation to Preachers
133
An Encouragement to Preachers
145
A Passion for Preaching Charles Haddon Spurgeon
159
Notes
171
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R. ALBERT MOHLER, JR. is the ninth president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. Considered a leader among American evangelicals by Time and Christianity Today magazines, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: "The Briefing," a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and "Thinking in Public," a series of conversations with the day's leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. Mohler is author of numerous books including He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters, and The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord's Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution, and has also appeared on such national news programs as CNN, Larry King Live, NBC, Today Show, and Dateline NBC. He and his wife Mary, reside in Louisville, Kentucky and have two children.

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