Albert Mohler has observed that “the therapeutic concerns of the culture,” and “the flimsy pretensions of postmodernity” influence preaching. Topical and narrative preaching prevail in evangelical churches. Mohler advocates expository preaching. Here is his definition:
Expository preaching is that mode of Christian preaching that takes as its central purpose the presentation and application of the text of the Bible. All other issues and concerns are subordinated to the central task of presenting the biblical text. As the word of God, the text of Scripture has the right to establish both the substance and the structure of the sermon. Genuine exposition takes place when the preacher sets forth the meaning and message of the biblical text and makes clear how the word of God establishes the identity and worldview of the church as the people of God.
- Albert Mohler, Expository Preaching – The Antidote to Anemic Worship