What’s the point of preaching?

Have you ever reflected on the “strangeness” of preaching? Let’s be honest, how many other settings in our culture involve sitting for 40 minutes listening to someone give a lecture on a topic from a 2000-year-old book?

Certainly, students subject themselves to daily teaching venues, and there is the occasional conference or motivational forum that people in business attend, but when you get down to it, most of those settings are just a means to an end. They are just a formality to achieve a credential and move on to “real” life. The teaching in these settings is just temporary.