The Context of Preaching in 21st Century Africa: Implications for Preachers

AUTHOR : Kehinde Olukayode Olusanya
ISSUE: June 2019 Volume 1 Number 2 Article 2
PAGES : 14 – 23
DOI : 10.32051/06241902

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Abstract

This paper conducted a prognosis of the context of preaching in the 21st century Africa by first, doing a historical overview of preaching, underlining the various issues preaching had, had to deal with historically. The paper considered the nature of 21st century Africa, highlighting the influence of urbanization, globalization, and postmodernism on present day Africa. The paper drew important implications for preachers in the African context, concluding that preachers who are involved in preaching on the African continent think of the sermonic climate in Africa and therefore emphasize discipleship in their message, preach the right theology of prosperity, model their message and preach expository sermons as these are the consequences of the context of preaching in 21st century Africa.

Author Biodata: KEHINDE OLUKAYODE OLUSANYA, is a Lecturer in the Department of Theology, Faculty of Theological Studies, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.