In this Dialogue, two characters, Praise (Charismatic/Pentecostal) and Exposition (Evangelical/Reformed) carry on a lively debate over the fundamentals of the faith. The Dialogue begins with the seemingly innocuous question of how long Exposition will have to preach in Praise's church but soon widens to include the fundamentals of the faith, including divergences on worship, preaching, the nature and use of scripture, the church, and election. Toward the end of the Dialogue, Cup, representing the liturgical churches (Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran) enters the scene and brings in a whole new perspective on church life.
When Rev. Iain H. Murray erstwhile assistant to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, cofounder of The Banner of Truth Trust, and admired church historian speaks to an issue, conservative Reformed Christians sit up and take notice. Unsurprisingly, then, his 2010 caution pertaining to the prevalence of the consecutive exposition of Scripture has been republished more recently on popular websites. Now Dr. Trumper, committed expositor and pastor-theologian, weighs Mr. Murray's caution, offering an analysis of its welcome emphases and areas of weakness. In the process, he defends consecutive exposition and suggests ways the method of preaching can be enhanced today. Preachers and congregants sharing Rev. Murray's and Dr. Trumper's united belief in the significance of preaching for the health of the church, and wanting to join the discussion of today's pulpit ministry, will find in Tim J. R. Trumper's study much to further the conversation in constructive ways.
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