All in Robert Kolb

Johann Gerhard's Homiletics

Gerhard recognized the benefits of each of his “ways of proclaiming,” but also warned against the pitfalls inherent to most of them.  His categories ring true as descriptions of the ways in which we attempt to communicate the Gospel in the twenty-first century.  His words of advice deserve our attention too. 

Preaching on Fear

Preachers who lay claim to the legacy of Martin Luther address their own hearers when they preach the law of God and its revelation of their need to turn from that which offends God to the restoring and re-creative Word that comes from Christ’s cross and empty tomb.

Every Preacher, a Translator

Preachers translate as a calling.  Called by God, they are given a message, and for most of their hearers it is to one degree or another a message in a languagefrom afar, with strange concepts,  sometimes with a more familiar ring, sometimes with a strange sound.