Author! Author? (Part 4 of “Preaching Jonathan Edwards”)

I was pleasantly surprised to read that John Jefferey Fanella, the author of the updated version of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” had read my postings about preaching that great sermon (read those articles starting here), and left a very nice comment. Here it is: Steve: I was delighted to hear of

Sinners in the Hands of a… Public School Teacher!

My friend, Brian Metzger, is a public school teacher in the the L.A. area who has found a great way to share his faith using “solid curriculum [that is] within the parameters of church/state separation.” Maybe other faithful servants in this arena of education will be as bold. (This is part 3 of my “Sinners

Preaching Jonathan Edwards, Part 2

(Read part 1 here.) The irony was delicious. Over the weekend “Bam Bam” Bentley was preaching “another Gospel” to the snookered minions believing that they were attending an actual real revival, while 20 miles to the south, the sermon that actually brought about a true revival, The Great Awakening 267 years ago, was being read.

Preaching Jonathan Edwards, Part 1

What’s it like to preach the most famous American sermon, written nearly 300 years ago, to a contemporary congregation of about 1200 people? What would the reaction be? How many would walk out? Would anyone repent and trust in the Savior or would they fall asleep in their chairs? Might they even stone the preacher?