Thursday, February 08, 2007

Therapeutic vs. Theocentric Preaching

In my last post I suggested that therapeutic preaching was inadequate, and that advancing the knowledge of God--rather than simply comfort and encouragement--should be the fundamental purpose of preaching. Well, Darryl Dash has been investigating such matters with thoroughness and persistence lately. His blog is called "Theocentric Preaching," a phrase that really does capture well the kind of preaching I am advocating as an alternative to the therapeutic approach. Such preaching has as its primary purpose the growth in the knowledge of God. In this post Darryl quotes Tozer and Willard, who both say it as well as anyone can. Thanks to Milton Stanley for alerting me to Darryl's thoughtful blogging.

1 comment:

Milton Stanley said...

You're quite welcome, Bob. Glad to help you find others who also want an alternative to therapeutic preaching. Peace.