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Darrell W. Johnson

Battle for the Mind: Tolerance in the Church at Pergamum by Darrell W. Johnson
"The Church is to be an 'inclusive' community in the sense that all are welcome....but the Church is not to be inclusive of all ideas, of all pre-suppositions, of all social and spiritual persuasions.  All of us are welcome, but all of us are then called by the Head of the Church to repent, to change our minds, to submit our thinking to the thinking of Jesus Christ."  Sep/Oct 2002 Theology Matters p. 8

 

“Preaching The Gospel With The Great Preacher: Ten Convictions After 40 Years of Trying to Do It Well”  by Darrell W. Johnson, PCUSA pastor, honorably retired, and author of numerous books and articles including his major work, The Glory of Preaching, IVP, 2009.

"In the following pages, I want to develop …ten convictions about preaching that  The Great Preacher has built into me over the past four decades….

Conviction One: The preaching of the Word of God is a  primary means by which the Living God accomplishes His purposes in and for the world….

Conviction Two: The Preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God….

Conviction Three: The preaching of the Word of God participates in the preaching of the Word of God by the Word of God.…

Conviction Four:  Preaching is hard work….

Conviction Five: The word “deliver” is exactly the right word to use for preaching….

Conviction Six: The Church must set its preacher free to be engaged in all that faithful preaching of the Word demands….

Conviction Seven: The preaching of the Word takes place in many different modes….

Conviction Eight: Preaching that participates in the preaching of the Word of God by the Word of God, is rooted in, emerges from, and returns to a text, a Spirit-breathed Biblical text….

Conviction Nine: Preaching that participates in the preaching of the Word Himself, has the transforming power it does because of what the Word Himself designed texts to do....

Conviction Ten: The person most transformed by the preaching of the Word is the preacher!...   Jan/Feb 2012 Theology Matters, p. 1