Monday, June 01, 2009

Preaching Apocalyptic Literature

A couple of weeks ago at College Church in Wheaton, Don Carson, David Helm, Colin Smith, and Josh Moody participated in the Simeon Trust's Workshop of Biblical Exposition:
And here's a 10-page PDF from Bob Fyall, Senior Tutor in Ministry at Cornhill Scotland, on Preaching Apocalyptic Literature (originally written for Proclamation Trust in London). Here are Rev. Fyall's 5 principles on preaching and teaching apocalyptic lit:
  1. Fit apocalyptic literature into the Big Picture of the Bible
  2. Deal with apocalyptic literature faithfully and imaginatively
  3. Link the present with the eternal
  4. Link apocalyptic literature with other genres in the Bible
  5. Preach Christ
You can find lots more preaching instruction at the Simeon Trust website.