Preaching & Culture: What Is Biblical Preaching?

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Although it’s been a number of months, we continue in our series on biblical preaching. We have asked some teachers, preachers, and scholars to consider preaching, interact with it, and contrast some different approaches.

Today, we welcome Dr. Rochelle Scheuermann. She is Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership and serves as Director of the Masters in Evangelism & Leadership program. Prior to coming to Wheaton, Dr. Scheuermann served as Program Director & Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Vice-President of Academics at Lincoln Christian University.

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Her Ph.D. dissertation is fascinating (and directly connects with the topic of the series). She looked at the preaching approaches of Tim Keller, Rob Bell, and Father Michael Pfleger, and she draws from her dissertation to help us consider culture and preaching.

Read previous posts by Kyle Idleman, Eric Geiger, H.B. Charles, Jr., J.D. Greear, Chip Henderson, and Jason Allen.

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“What is biblical preaching?” inspires a host of responses. Among the answers there is a strong emphasis on correct exegesis of the biblical text with a lesser, but still prominent emphasis on contemporary application. But so often these two sides of preaching – text and context – remain separated. Text is always first—it is objective, ordered, and culture-free. Context is always second – it should only come into play after exegesis, providing a contemporary landing point for the text.

But can these ever be separated so completely? More importantly, should they?

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I first questioned the role of culture in the preaching task not long out of college. The answers I found were inconsistent and ultimately unsatisfactory. After...
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