When Andy Cheung asked me about the extent to which biblical theology should influence preaching, I mentioned my essay, “Biblical Theology and Preaching,” which has just appeared in a new book from Broadman and Holman.
Text Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, edited by Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen, and Ned L. Matthews.
Broadman and Holman has granted me permission to link my essay here: “Biblical Theology and Preaching,” pages 193–218 in Text Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, ed. Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen, and Ned L. Mathews. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2010.
Join me in an expression of gratitude to them: buy the book!
Here’s the outline of my essay:
2. Do I Need This to Preach?
2.1 Preaching the Whole Counsel of God
2.2 All Scripture God Breathed and Profitable
3. What Is Biblical Theology?
3.1 Structural Features
3.2 Intertextual Connections
3.3 Placement in the Big Story
4. How Do I Do Biblical Theology?
5. How Do I Preach Biblical Theology?
6. Can God’s People Handle This?
7. How Do I Get Started?