Preaching...Dialogue or Monologue?

In the modern way of doing church, has the contemporary way of preaching contributed to an unhealthy listener orientation and the celebrity status of preachers in westernized Christianity. In the context of the Sunday service being church as accepted by religion, when people don’t come to a Sunday-event-programmed-meeting because their favorite preacher isn’t speaking, is that not a problem? Does not this mentality cater to the idea of church as the “vendor of religious blessings and services” that subverts the influence of the true gospel?

The approach to preaching in the scriptures seems significantly different than the way it is done now. For instance, preaching in the early church seems to be much more of a dialogue than today’s monologue style  of preaching. Someone was able to ask a question of Peter in his great Pentecost sermon in Acts 2. Jesus’ best teaching moments were either in response to a question someone else asked, or a question He asked someone else.

Should “churches” be more of a  dialogue approach then monologue approach?

What do you think?

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