Tim Chester on the Sermon #2

Previously I encouraged you to read Tim Chester’s dialogue with an anonymous correspondent discussing the biblical position regarding the role of the sermon as the primary (that is the heart of the issue) teaching method. Chester argues that it one of a variety of forms of Word ministry, but it is neither prescribed biblically as normative nor as having inherent authority. In his latest post on this subject, Chester argues that historically the monologue only came to prominence around the time of Constantine and the beginning of Christendom. The early church did things differently. This is not to say that Chester is anti-sermon but rather he is arguing for license to “do church” with or without the monologue as the primary teaching of the Word. Other forms of Word ministry are equally valid.

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~ by John on June 18, 2008.

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