ricci_t_allen_sr — 2017-05-26T12:38:24-04:00 — #1
Day 10 of Dr. Heiser's book.
Dr. Heiser suggests "If you can't retrace your pastor's sermon in the biblical text after Sunday, you need to find a mentor somewhere else." This stems from his view that the Bible isn't being taught from the pulpit (I think); "a lack of biblical content from the pulpit."
Does anyone agree with him and how do we fix it?
Is the answer expository preaching over topical preaching? Is expository preaching even enough? I wonder at times if I am expecting too much from the congregation or am I expecting too little. I fear I may be underestimating their ability to understand and even retain.
I prefer expository preaching, (I am reminded of another thread on Systematic Theology vs Biblical Theology). I decided both were necessary. That may be the case here.
SO, is it a good idea to try to teach the Bible to the people by going from Genesis to Revelation, expounding our way through as we go?
If I am going to teach the Bible to the people I suppose a Systematic method would do better; topical if you will. If I am going to teach people the Bible perhaps the method of Biblical exposition would be best.
I may never be a scholar but I've always go 60 seconds to listen to one.
dave_l — 2017-05-26T15:43:02-04:00 — #2
I don't know if this will help, but I've always learned more about Christ and the Bible through my own independent study. The Churches I've attended are good for fellowship but I found that we need to perhaps study Theology on our own. Logos and other Bible Study programs give us access to some of the greatest teachers of the Church, once locked away for a select few in the better theological libraries. But there is no substitute for pastoral mentoring, but it always seemed hard to come by.