Tuesday, September 27, 2011

God is not just the object of our preaching. He is also the Subject who proclaims

"As we craft our sermons with love and care, we must remember that God is not merely the object of our preaching, a dose of theological content poured into homiletical form, but the Subject who proclaims. As we speak words of scripture, recall promises passed down through Christian communities, God the active subject in Christian proclamation again encounters us as the Word. . . Preaching is nothing less than God risking an encounter with humankind, week after week, in pulpits and on street corners. The Word continually becomes flesh for us" - Scott Black Johnston in Theology for Preaching (Abingdon, 1997)

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