How much effort do most pastors make in living with a sermon, mulling it over, taking a walk with it? How often is this step ignored in sermon preparation?
There is much for which to commend George Whitefield to modern pastors. He was doggedly intellectual and theological. He took seriously the call to proclaim the Gospel, yet, as Thomas Kidd points out, there were some blind spots of Whitefield from which today’s preachers should learn.
In the “me culture” in which we live our thinking can tend to drift into believing that we are the sun around which the church orbits. As the article highlights, that type of thinking actually corrupts the message of the church.