D.A. Carson (Referent auf der E21-Konferenz im Mai 2012) und Tim Keller haben gemeinsam das Buch:
- D. A. Carson, Timothy Keller (Hg.): The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices, Crossway Books, 2012, 320 S., ca. 18 Euro
Das Buch enthält folgende Aufsätze:
- “Gospel-Centered Ministry,” D. A. Carson and Timothy Keller
- “Can We Know (and Tell) the Truth?,” Richard D. Phillips
- “The Gospel and Scripture: How to Read the Bible,” Mike Bullmore
- “Creation,” Andrew M. Davis
- “Sin and the Fall,” Reddit Andrews III
- “God’s Plan,” Bryan Chapell
- “What Is the Gospel?,” Bryan Chapell
- “Christ’s Redemption, Sandy Willson
- “Justification,” Philip Graham Ryken
- “The Holy Spirit,” Kevin DeYoung
- “The Kingdom of God,” Stephen Um
- “The Church: God’s New People,” Tim Savage
- “Baptism and the Lord’s Supper,” Thabiti Anyabwile and J. Ligon Duncan
- “The Restoration of All Things,” Sam Storms
Im einleitenden Kapitel von Carson und Keller heißt es:
Over the last few years there has been a major push to abandon expository preaching for what is loosely called “narrative” preaching. The diagnosis goes something like this:
These are postmodern times, marked by the collapse of confidence in the Enlightenment project and a rational certainty about “truth.” So now hearers are more intuitive than logical; they are reached more through images and stories than through propositions and principles. They are also allergic to authoritarian declarations. We must adapt to the less rational, nonauthoritarian, narrative-hungry sensibilities of our time.
In our understanding, it is a great mistake to jettison expository preaching in this way. But in some quarters, the response goes something like this: “Because postmodern people don’t like our kind of preaching, we are going to give them more of it than ever.” They are unwilling to admit that much conventional use of the expository method has tended to be pretty abstract, quite wooden, and not related to life. It is also true that many traditional expository preachers like the “neatness” of preaching through the Epistles instead of the vivid visions and narratives of the Old Testament. But most importantly, expository preaching fails if it does not tie every text, even the most discursive, into the great story of the gospel and mission of Jesus Christ.
Das Inhaltsverzeichnis kann zusammen mit dem ersten Kapitel hier heruntergeladen werden: the-gospel-as-center-download.pdf.