A modified form of an article I wrote a while back has now been posted on theologynetwork.org . . . here’s a taste:
True exposition should not be boring, for we would not want to give the impression that God gives of Himself in self-revelation in a way that is boring. True exposition should not be disconnected from real life, for in the incarnation we see God giving of Himself, His ultimate self-revelation, in the most relevant manner imaginable. Perhaps if more preachers would truly grasp the need for effective hermeneutics in their sermon preparation, perhaps then we would not have so much occasion to point the finger at others and complain of dumbed-down diet sermonettes abounding in our generation.
But is improved hermeneutics enough? The article makes a further move that I believe is critical and often overlooked. To read the article, and then look around at the excellent resources, click here – www.theologynetwork.org