This blog began very quietly back in June 2006 as I was working on my thesis on theocentric preaching at Gordon-Conwell. Since then it's grown slowly. About a hundred people subscribe to the feed, and it gets over a thousand visits a month. These aren't huge numbers, but they're sure a lot more than when this blog first started! I wasn't sure how many people would ever read a blog about a topic like theocentric preaching. I'm grateful that you do.
A couple of things excite me. One is the number of excellent blogs that have started on preaching. You can find some of them on my blogroll. At a time of supposedly waning interest in preaching, I'm excited to see thoughtful practitioners reflect and write on the preaching task and life.
I'm also excited and humbled that preachers read this blog. Preachers have the unimaginable privilege of opening God's Word and proclaiming its message. Anyone who has done this knows how challenging and humbling this can and should be. Your task is important, and your role is often undervalued. If you are a preacher who takes preaching seriously, and who preaches in a way that is centered on God and Gospel, then I have all the respect in the world for you. May your tribe increase.
I pray that as you celebrate Christmas, you will be drawn to worship the one who, "though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9). May you have a very blessed Christmas.