In the attempt to redress this concern, the author takes us through a history of preaching, focusing on the pulpit ministries of preachers like Augustine, Gregory
the Great, St. Benedict, Bernard of Clairvaux, Thomas Aquinas, Erasmus, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others.
has tried to fill that gap with his
book, Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery (B & H Academic, 2007).
Heisler is assistant professor of preaching at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Building from his
personal experience as a preacher and teacher, Heisler attempts to help preachers think about the way in which the Holy Spirit gets involved in the preparation process.
isn't going to remove all of the mystery for us.
These perplexing questions echo deeper and broader debates about the nature of God's sovereignty and the freedom of the human individual created in God's image.
The questions aren't going away any time soon.
serves us by leading us to think more fully about the way in which we not only acknowledge the Spirit in our preparation and delivery, but how we might be actually driven and filled by the Spirit in our preaching.
"Is there a danger," he
asks, "in having sound sermon structure and good preaching mechanics?
writes in the excellent tradition of classic exposition.
serves us by reminding us of this.