A few years back, I listened in astonishment as some prominent “Christian” leaders talked about replacing “preaching” with “having a conversation.”
At first, I thought that they might be confusing individual conversations with how we should speak to the masses, but I was wrong. They felt that we should stop “preaching” from the pulpit and start being more passive and less confrontational. Never mind the fact that Jesus said, “I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also, for this is why I was sent” (Luke 4:43). But according to many, it’s time to replace the pulpit with a couch and preaching with conversing.
It’s not my practice to name names or reference churches, but when they depart from truth, they open themselves up for exposure.