Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers
Publisher P&R Publishing
An analysis of shifts in dominant media forms and their effects on the sensibilities of the culture as a whole. Many of those shifts have profound, and unfortunate, effects on preaching.
Good preaching should not only be textual, but should exemplify how to properly read a text. Most if not all the local preachers I listen not only dont portray these qualities, but it's to tell if they have spent much thought on reading the text at all themselves. Did not Jesus save some of his most pointed and scathing remarks for those who didn't read the Scriptures properly? The Sadducees, the scribes and pharisees. The disciples in Lk 24 were said to be foolish ones and slow to believe and had to taught through Jesus preaching where he could be found in the Scriptures. This book touches on this topic and others. As small and accessible and helpful as this book is, it should be read widely. Buy one for your pastor.