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Preaching law & grace

It was truly an honour and privilege to sit at the feet of Bryan Chapell these past 2 days at the PT Expository Preaching conference. I was expecting more discussion or focus on differences and challenges regarding handling passages dealing with law and/or grace, and how to balance our preaching not to be legalistic nor hypergraced.

Yet in the end, Bryan shared mostly from the perspective of the importance, value and place of Application in preaching, and also connecting, integrating his Christ-centered approach with the gospel of grace. It was indeed refreshing, aptly timely in my own life and ministry, and at the same time insightful, reflective and challenging.

I managed to catch a short chat with him towards the end of the conference. At the risk of coming across like a fanboy, I managed to get advice, suggestions from him regarding D.Min and Ph.D programs which support distance learning or intensive classes for international students, particularly from a Reformed perspective, and geared more towards pastoral or practical theology. Though he used to teach at Covenant, he actually recommended Knox, which currently he is on faculty amongst others. I also got the privilege of getting him to sign my Christ-centered Preaching book which we used during SBC homiletics days.

Why expository preaching?

Recommended Books

Visit my library at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/tmot.

Blackaby, Henry T. and Richard (2001), Spiritual Leadership. Nashville: Broadman & Holman.

Blaising, Craig A., Gentry, Kenneth L. & Strimple, Robert B. (1999), Three views on the millennium and beyond. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Chapell, Bryan (2005), Christ-centered preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.

Collins, Gary R. (2007), Christian counseling, 3rd ed. Nashville: Word Publishing.

Dever, Mark (2004), 9 marks of a healthy church. Wheaton: Crossway Books.

Erickson, Millard J. (2006), Christian Theology, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.

Fee, Gordon D. and Stuart, Douglas (2003), How to Read the Bible for all its worth, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Kostenberger, Andreas J. & O’Brien, Peter T. (2001), Salvation to the ends of the earth: a biblical theology of mission. Leicester; Downers Grove: Apollos; Inter-Varsity Press.

Noll, Mark (2001), Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.

Piper, John (2002), Brothers, we are not professionals. Nashville: Broadman & Holman

Sng, Bobby (2003), In His Good Time: The Story of the Church in Singapore, 1819-2003. Singapore: Bible Society of Singapore.

Stott, John (1994), Between two worlds: The Art of Preaching in the 20th century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Tidball, Derek (1986), Skillful Shepherds: An Introduction to Pastoral Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Weber, Stu (1993), Tender Warrior. USA: Multnomah Books.

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