Guest Post by Jim West: Zwingli for the Pulpit
After my last post Dr. West thought it only fair that he provide a slightly different perspective on the utility of Zwingli’s work. I think it’s a good idea. For one, esoteric theology does not always translate well to preaching for a congregation and meeting them in their life situations. Two, Dr. West is a fan of Zwingli’s and knows his work well. My only request was that he provides a list of only actually useful examples of Zwingli.
Zwingli For the Pulpit
by Jim West
First, I would like to thank Scott for the opportunity to provide a definitive list of the many keen insights from one of my favorite theologians Huldrych Zwingli, and demonstrate how his literature can be profitably mined for sermons and preaching. Scott was very kind in allowing me to include any sermon tidbits, anecdotes, stories, anything of Zwingli’s. As long as it was useful for the pastor I was asked to include it.
Second, the list is much shorter than I would have hoped for, but Scott asked me to only include useful material. So, in effect, he did rather tie my hands a bit.
So without further ado. My definitive list of Zwingli for the Pulpit
PS ~ Once again, thank you Scott. Your blogging is inspiring and I hope to be able to write articles as clear and insightful as your own one day. Thanks for this opportunity, Jim West.