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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

am I allowed to 'preach'?...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

So here I am preparing my sermon for Sunday and wondering, as a result, whether I can really call myself 'emerging' (do I want to?... that's another post!), when I came across this great post from Maggi Dawn. I've been asked on several occasions if I think that the days of preaching are numbered, and my response has been something like, "no... but I think the days of unaccountable and unquestioned preaching are numbered." Maggi puts it much better when she writes...

"I'll tell you what - just for a minute, let's not call it preaching. Let's describe what it really is - it's talking and telling the gospel in an engaging and inviting way that draws people in; offers them treasures without insisting on how they wear them; gives them ingredients and invites them round to help you cook."

Thanks Maggi! Go read the full post...

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