Life-situational Preaching

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Life-situational preaching has as its starting point the personal concerns of its audience. It seeks to bring the hearer into the Word of God by making connections between Scripture and the hurts and issues of life.

The Starting Point. Life-situational preaching arises from the problems of life and seeks to touch the listener at the point of his or her personal concerns. Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969), pastor of New York's historic Riverside Church from 1926 to 1946, and closely...


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