Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Relevant Preaching

Relevance is a trap preachers are forced into
by epidemic demands for over-principalized
teaching. In my estimation, placing too much
emphasis on one's ability to be relevant results
in a peculiar bondage. As one notable scholar
pointed out, "Relevance is relative...The preacher
needs to be aware....Due to our obession with
"relevance," our contemporary mindset fails to
consider the heart in the pew next to us. All we
seem to care about any more are happier
marriages,better sex, and personal contentment.
It's mind-numbing narcissism.

Byron Yawn
Well-Driven Nails
Pages 32 & 33

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