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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Name That Author

"Another form which this thinking takes is to emphasize that modern sophisticated man has a particular dislike of dogmatic assertions, and that he will not tolerate the old dogmatic pulpit pronouncements. He is a learned man and is not to be 'talked down to;' he is equal of the man in the pulpit, possibly his superior. He believes in examining things carefully and rationally and scientifically and putting up the different possible points of view. Indeed I read in a magazine belonging to an evangelical students' organization recently a plea to the effect that what the pulpit should be doing now is to read out the portions of Scripture, particularly the newer translations, make a few comments, and then invite questions and have a discussion. So you would have an 'intelligent service' instead of one man standing up and laying down the law as it were, and telling other people 'all about it.' Participation by the people in the pew is essential. So the man in the pulpit is really just there to read the Scriptures in an intelligent slow manner, according to these different translations, and then the discussion takes place. Exchange views, confrontation, dialogue are the order of the day."

[Hint: The author was not in favor of this "trend."]

3 Comments:

  • At 9:56 PM, Blogger GpaGlass said…

    How about D Martin Lloyd-Jones?

    Me thinks he was a prophet!

     
  • At 2:29 PM, Blogger danny2 said…

    good call roy!

    it's from "preaching a preachers." i'm only at page 185 right now, but can't figure out for the life of me...

    WHY WASN'T THIS BOOK RECOMMENDED TO ME BY OTHER PASTORS, PROFESSORS, ETC?????

     
  • At 10:16 PM, Blogger brother barabbas said…

    are indicating that my pastor should give me a copy? maybe i'll tell him you said so...think that'll hold any weight?

     

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