Tuesday, August 21, 2007

David Wells on Preaching

David Wells has a remarkable ability to assess the movement of culture. Last year when I read his book, "Above All Earthly Pow'rs", I felt like he was interpreting the events of our day. At a conference this summer, he had this to say about the difficulty of preaching the Gospel in our culture:

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is, no longer have the categories to understand it, no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories in their non-moral universe — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty."