Series on Christ-centered, Cross-focused preaching. From Pr. Wilken

Dear Friend of Issues, Etc.,

When it came to preaching, St. Paul had a very simple standard: “We preach Christ crucified.” (1 Corinthians 1:23)

But have you noticed that many are preaching the Christian rather than the Christ, Self-Help rather than the Savior, the Christ in You rather than the Christ for You? Believe it or not, some churches have given up on preaching altogether. Is preaching passé?

What examples does the Bible provide of good, Christ-centered, Cross-focused preaching?

Beginning Monday, January 26, Issues, Etc. will broadcast a new, five-part series on Biblical Examples of Preaching with Dr. Carl Fickenscher.

Dr. Fickenscher trains pastors in the art and discipline of Biblical preaching at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN.

You can listen to this Issues, Etc. series LIVE Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30 at 4:30 pm CST or on-demand any time at

Thanks for listening!

Wir sind alle Bettler,

Todd Wilken, Host
Issues, Etc.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


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