Should pastors seek to engage their hearers’ emotions when they preach, or is that manipulation? John Piper, Voddie Baucham, and Miguel Núñez discuss the difference between manipulating people and appropriately engaging their affections. How should preaching move the hearers, and how should pastors themselves have their affections engaged when they preach.
Voddie Baucham is dean of the seminary at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. TGC Council member John Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. Miguel Núñez, also a TGC Council member, is senior pastor of International Baptist Church and president of Wisdom and Integrity Ministries in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.