The Urgency of Preaching in Challenging Times

  • Scott M. Gibson


In light of these challenging days of pandemic and prejudice, the Editorial Board urged that the September 2020 edition of The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society focus on the theme of preaching on race, racism, prejudice, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, etc. Together we agreed that a themed on this topic issue was indeed necessary.

The society is well equipped to address this topic as demonstrated in the articles in this edition. Preachers are to preach the good news—the gospel—the life, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and promised return of Jesus Christ. This gospel is to extend into every aspect of life. It is an urgent message for congregations, classrooms, our country—our world. Without the gospel, all effort for change is limp.

Introductory Essay