iTunes U last year put up this preaching course that Ed Clowney and Timothy Keller ran in 2002. It’s completely free (35 tracks, 18 Sessions + Q & A). I spent the Summer working through it. It has been the most thought provoking, practical and deeply theological course on preaching I have heard. Preachers and non-Preachers will benefit from it. It’s basic challenge (at least to my own preaching) is the simple question:
‘How does this sermon proclaim Christ?’
It’s easy to write a sermon where Jesus Christ is, at best, a footnote. Even when we are ‘preaching through the bible’, if we don’t have a deep appreciation of who the bible is all about, weeks can go by, even at bible-teaching Churches, where Jesus hardly gets a mention. I don’t completely agree with (or perhaps understand) Clowney or Keller on a number of issues. My supervisor suggested my project could be a critical assessment of this course. Nice.