Read to the End (or Why Are We Preaching Through Hosea?)

There are parts of the Bible that are tough to read. Sometimes there are places where sin is described in unfortunately accurate detail. Sometimes there are places where our our sin is clearly exposed. Sometimes there are places where brutal announcements of judgment offend our Western sentimentality. Big chunks of Hosea fall into the latterContinue reading “Read to the End (or Why Are We Preaching Through Hosea?)”

I Repent—Spurgeon Was a Great Preacher

When I was in seminary, at the zenith of youthful pride, I mentioned to several compatriots that I disapproved of the preaching of C. H. Spurgeon (aka “the Prince of Preachers”—I should have known). My reasons were legitimate concerns about what we call today a “Christ-centered” approach to preaching. In short, the accusation was thatContinue reading “I Repent—Spurgeon Was a Great Preacher”