"Naked" Preaching

Leaps of Faith - Robert Dean
June 22nd, 2017

In addition to sermon preparation, preachers also need to think through other practical considerations, such as deciding on what to wear before a preaching engagement.

In this week's blog post, Robert Dean, a Wycliffe College alumnus, reflects on being clothed (or naked) in the pulpit, but he is speaking of something other than apparel. He notes that preachers in contemporary churches tend to default into models of preaching that aim at delighting hearers instead of nourishing congregations with serious biblical and theological teaching. Dean argues that "naked preaching," or being clothed only in the Gospel instead of putting on a show, needs to be recovered as the heart of congregational life.