Episode 37: The Preacher and Biblical Authority

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer joins me in a discussion on the preacher and biblical authority. Dr. Vanhoozer is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Guest(s): Kevin Vanhoozer


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

  • Vanhoozer’s ministry at Trinity
  • A brief discussion of Dr. Vanhoozer’s new book Biblical Authority After Babel
  • The need to celebrate the Reformation
  • A synthesis of the Reformers biblical hermeneutic
  • The tension of being bold and humble when interpreting the Bible
  • How the Reformers hermeneutic affected their preaching
  • Why the sermon is the “quintessential theological task”
  • What Dr. Vanhoozer means by the title of his book Biblical Authority After Babel
  • The importance of Scripture alone having the supreme authority
  • Vanhoozer’s assessment of the 21st Century Pulpit ministry


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