defining proclamation amid the shifting paradigm

Throughout the history of the faith of Christ, preaching the sermon has been central to our understanding of the modus operandi of Christ, His bride (the Church) and how we interact in the world.  This morning as I was reading through the various tweets (on my Twitter page) I saw that The Methodist Thinker had tweeted a link to a Christianity Today article on preaching entitled “A Vertical Discipline.

J.Wesley's preaching was just one part of his ministry
J.Wesley's preaching was just one part of his ministry

An aside:  Though my thoughts are not founded, I wonder greatly if there is a serious disconnect between how we view our faith and how we emphasize a vertical form of homiletical expression of our faith (again, I don’t know if I’m simply misplacing my thoughts or if I’m properly addressing a systemic disconnect OR if I’m simply placing my on sordid thoughts upon this topic…but perhaps there is some discussion to be had). Continue reading defining proclamation amid the shifting paradigm

A Newer Beginning…

hello from Atlanta...
hello from Atlanta...

The wheels are spinning and they’re in motion.  I have so much to be grateful for that I can’t even truly place them in to words!  My life could hardly be better!  God, you really DO know what’s best for me!  You weren’t kidding were you!?!

I’ll keep this one short.  Certainly there will be many (hopefully fresh) ideas and thoughts to place here the days ahead.  I have to admit, I do have that same feeling that I had when I realized I was able to wire my own car stereo together for installation (translation: I am glad to be at davidwofford.net).  Though it is certainly not an event to speak of too pridefully, I do pray that this newer version of the old blog will offer itself as praise to God and as an offering of my life to his purposes more potently…more surely…more clearly.

The journey began long ago…and yet there is so much more to experience.  I pray that this site be for the Glory of God!