Today Mike McKinley posted what I think is the most encouraging, short statement on expositional preaching that I've read in a long, long time. Mike helps us with why those downward pressures miss the point entirely. Read it and be encouraged to preach the word!
Here's what one bloke left in the comment section of Mike's post:
"Michael, thank you for your post- it came at exactly the right time for me. For exactly a year, I've been the minister of 3 churches in Britain that have never had an evangelical, expository ministry before. A couple of hours ago, I had a church council meeting where I was told very directly that they didn't want to hear about the Bible in sermons- it was boring, and sermons were too long (I preach for 20 minutes). Your post was just the encouragement I needed."
Hey Mike: Sweet new look to the Guilford website!