What Is the Purpose of Preaching? | Roger E. Olson

The sermon was topical using a passage from Ecclesiastes as the “jumping off” point. It was about how people need people. It was a subtle criticism of individualism. I kept waiting for him to quote or sing “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world” because not once did he mention Christ or the church or the gospel. Any pious psychologist could have delivered that sermon. It was an example of what I call “good advice” pretending to be a sermon.
— Read on www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2020/06/what-is-the-purpose-of-preaching/

And sometimes the good advice is couched in language about Jesus or God without a stitch of gospel on it.

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