I speak of preachers who see the vital importance of understanding the text of Scripture and getting it right but fail to see that is only half the job done. A vital half for sure, but devoid of application. Too much sound preaching is unnecessarily dull. We dare not forget what Martyn Lloyd-Jones said in his great book Preaching and Preachers: “What is preaching? Logic on fire! Eloquent reason. . . . Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.”
Wallace Benn et al., Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007).