New Approaches for Old Testament Preaching

  • David Stark


Despite numerous developments within homiletics over the last several decades, those who preach the Old Testament often find themselves caught in a 19th century historical-Christological binary. This article analyzes five Old Testament sermons drawn from contemporary homiletic works as potential approaches for freeing the preacher from such a binary. While each sermon presents a distinct option for Old Testament preaching, all five share a common interest in challenging hermeneutics of power, re-envisioning Christology, and portraying the Old Testament as a word that speaks today. These three foci help shape an alternative and constructive approach for the development and evaluation of Old Testament sermons today.

How to Cite
STARK, David. New Approaches for Old Testament Preaching. Homiletic, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 2, nov. 2018. ISSN 2152-6923. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 july 2020. doi: