We preach Christ not because Christianity is merely a superior philosophy or worldview, nor because we are smart enough to embrace the gospel, but because we have met the Savior, we have been claimed by the gospel, and we have been transformed by the renewing of our minds. Our preaching is not a matter of intellectual pride but of spiritual concern.”
-R. Albert Mohler, Jr. He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World. Chicago, IL: Moody, 2008, 124.
“The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart is ever athirst for God, whose soul is ever following hard after God, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the power of God’s Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucified and his ministry is like the generous flood of a life-giving river.”
-John Piper and Wayne Grudem, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1991), 16.