“John H. Leith does a fine job of presenting the basic convictions of Reformed theology in simple, direct language that is easy to understand. He does this without compromising the depth and profound character of the claims of the Reformed tradition.”—George W. Stroup, Professor of Technology, Columbia Theological Seminary
One of the most articulate interpreters of the Reformed tradition, John H. Leith is concerned about the reliance of mainline churches on such approaches as better management techniques and a quest for relevance as the means to halt membership decline. He reaffirms the Reformed tradition and calls upon the church to say what no one else can
say. Leith writes that too often sermons are moral exhortations which can be delivered more effectively at Rotary or Kiwanis clubs. Many are political and economic judgments on society presented with greater wisdom and passion at political conventions. Other sermons offer therapies better provided by competent psychiatrists. He urges the church to use its only unique
skill—the ability to interpret and apply the Word of God through sermons, teaching, and pastoral care.