Sunday, March 01, 2009

Keller at Newfrontiers

Adrian Warnock begins to write up his notes from Tim Keller on preaching. I love Kellers theology of preaching so its well worth a read of Adrian's notes. Basically looks like a version of what he did at Oak Hill in November on Preaching to the Heart.

Related articles:
Jonathan Edwards - Divine & Supernatural Light which is just excellent - and is the one with the tasting honey reference

"Thus there is a difference between having an opinion, that God is holy and gracious, and having a sense of the loveliness and beauty of that holiness and grace. There is a difference between having a rational judgment that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness. A man may have the former, that knows not how honey tastes; but a man cannot have the latter unless he has an idea of the taste of honey in his mind."

Lloyd-Jones on the point where you stop taking notes and just see Christ is here from the Puritan and Westminster Conference of 1976 - Jonathan Edwards and the Importance of Revival:

"The first and primary object of preaching is not only to give information. It is, as Edwards says, to produce an impression. It is the impression at the time that matters, even more than what you can remember subsequently. In this respect Edwards is, in a sense, critical of what was a prominent Puritan custom and practice. The Puritan father would catechize and question the children as to what the preacher had said. Edwards, in my opinion, has the true notion of preaching. It is not primarily to impart information; and while you are writing your notes you may be missing something of the impact of the Spirit. As preachers we must not forget this. We are not merely imparters of information"

Graeme Goldsworthy - Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture - which has been one of the key contributors to me thinking about, well, what the title says.

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