Lloyd-Jones on the Practice of Real Preaching
From: Redeemer City to City.
This post resumes the series on D.M. Lloyd-Jones’ classic book Preaching and Preachers.
When Lloyd-Jones says that people still will come to hear preaching in our contemporary culture, he adds two qualifications—or you might say he has two underlying assumptions. He says: “The answer is that they will come, and that they do come… when it is true preaching. This may be slow work… it is a long-term policy.”
First, he says, it must be “real preaching,” and he later explains that this means preaching done by someone who is gifted to speak to larger groups. And that is a rub. As someone who taught preaching in seminary, I know that only a fraction of the students coming through seminary showed promise of having such gifts.
Church: Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City