FOR MY PREACHER FRIENDS. "Biblical preaching demands sensitivity to the modern world. Although God spoke to the ancient world in its own
languages and cultures, he intends his Word to be for
This means that the expositor is more than an
exegete. The exegete explains the original meaning of the
text; the expositor goes further and applies it to the
We have then to struggle to understand the rapidly changing world in which God has called us to live; to grasp its movements of thought which have shaped it; to listen to its many discordant voices, its questions, its protests and its cries of pain; and to feel a measure of its disorientation and despair. For all this is part of our Christian sensitivity." This is from The Contemporary Christian by John Stott, Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1992, p. 213.