The recent upsurge in Biblical Theology is an encouraging trend. Reading “with the grain of the Scriptures,” as it has been said, is uncovering (indeed, in a lot of ways is recovering) treasures new and old. And particularly preaching that is built on biblical-theological methods is a gift to local churches as the intent of Scripture is brought to bear on the people of God week in and week out.

But there are some serious criticisms of the way such sermons are delivered. Do they overlook moral imperatives? Do they start to sound the same week after week? Do they trample down the details of passages in their zeal for the big picture of the Bible?

In this month’s blog we’re eager to highlight a recent TGC essay by one of our Old Testament professors, Sam Emadi. Here Dr. Emadi provides an honest assessment and suggests ways to avoid such pitfalls.