Listening to a sermon by Mac today and he was saying something to the effect that modern pastors do not dive into theology but focus too much on topical sermons and preaching on life issues such as Success Failure Rejection Anxiety Worry Bitterness Conflict Control Dating Hypocrisy Idolatry Injustice Persecution Regret etc.. I know that Mac does not do much preaching/writing on these type of topics and one reason why he is not exactly a great application oriented preacher. Charles Stanley, Erwin Lutzer, Jeremiah, and many others seem to do a better job on these kinds of topics in my POV. I do agree with Mac that compared to the Puritans (a comparison he made) modern theology is very weak and very lacking in doctrine and deep Biblical Studies no question about it. However not sure why he believed preaching topically has no place. Perhaps I misunderstood him, but I agree there needs to be balance. Sometimes is good to preach topically, and other times its not. What do you say? If you say that there is no need to preach on life issues then I have to wonder why? Is God not a PERSONABLE God?