Now, the good thing about this post is that Charles has not made up his own mind, and he’s good asking questions.
He says he’s found an increasing dissonance concerning preaching. Here are the reasons he gave:
1) Many of the disconnected adults I’m living among are increasingly skeptical of listening to a single individual who presumes to speak authoritatively to them
2) If I’m honest, preaching in my experience does not equip people to follow Jesus at the deepest levels.
3) The approach to preaching in the scriptures seems significantly different than the way we practice it now.
4) The contemporary practice of preaching has contributed to an unhealthy consumer orientation and celebrity culture in American Christianity.
Charles explains each “reason” and gives further information in his post. You should read his post and interact with him there.
What do you think about preaching in the modern definitions of the word? Do you think it is overrated?