Episode 123: The Pastor and Puritan Preaching

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Joel Beeke joins me in a discussion on the pastor and puritan preaching. Dr. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Guest(s): Dr. Joel Beeke


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Beeke’s current ministry at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Heritage Reformed Congregation
  • A brief introduction to Dr. Beeke’s new book Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People
  • A glance at reformed experiential preaching
  • The case for preachers to be reformed experiential preachers
  • A description of what Puritan preaching was like
  • How the Puritan’s viewed the sermon
  • Why the Puritan’s preached with such power
  • How the Puritan’s delivered their sermons
  • Contemporary lessons modern preachers should learn from the Puritans


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