You all need to go over to Alastair at Adversaria’s blog and check out this post on preaching. Alastair makes the case that the evangelical emphasis on preaching as the central event of the service has affected the church in many ways that are not good. Church is no longer a place where we engage in community with our fellow believers before Christ, it is now a place where we go to hear fine biblical preaching and learn from it. We no longer hear the word of God, instead we hear the words of men teaching and explaining the word of God to us.
Read it, people. Prepare to be challenged, and to wonder if maybe we’re doing it all wrong.