Prophetic preaching in the American pulpit has suffered a decline in the last 20 -2 5 years. Several things are to blame: an overzealous preoccupation with praise and worship; a false and narrow view of patriotism; and a focus on prosperity and personal enrichment themes.
Where Have All the Prophets Gone? is a call for preachers to learn the importance of keeping their eyes on the vision of Jesus and biblical prophets when preaching - that of doing justice, caring for others, and being equitable. This book attempts to make a biblical argument for the importance and the content of prophetic preaching, and argues that the issue is not preaching from a text taken from the prophetic corpus but preaching on the themes that echoed over and over from the biblical prophets themselves.
MARVIN McMICKLE is pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, his D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He is the professor of homiletics at Ashland University and the author of six books.
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