preaching, christianity, congregations, grace, salvation, lutheran, pastor, pulpit, sermons
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Preaching, i.e., the public proclamation of the Word of God, is the chief function of the Christian ministry. It is duty number one on a pastor's functional docket. It is his first and foremost responsibility. It was this in the early Church. It became this again through the Reformation. It must be this in the Church of our day. At the top of any list cataloguing the duties of a pastor in the order of their importance, preaching must stand first. If there is one field in which the pastor will seek to excel, it is in preaching.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Frenk, Erdman W.
"A Critique of Contemporary Lutheran Preaching,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 21, Article 66.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol21/iss1/66