by: Casey Barton
As preachers who come to the pulpit, before God and before God's people, each and every week, how do we make sense of the text as we live a new moment of its ongoing story? Most options available to the preacher necessitate a hermeneutical step that requires us to preach outside of time in timeless truths, experiences, or realities. But the gospel is the drama of God appearing to and working with and loving God's people in time. Preaching Through Time gives the preacher a timely homiletic for preaching together the times of God's gospel, then and now, while calling God's people to perform their own roles in today's moment of that gospel drama. Anachronism, preaching together the moments of God's drama, is the language event that will get us from text to timely sermon, week by week.