Nine Ways in Which Preaching is Being Undermined
Mohler:  Through a dependence on images rather than on the Word;  Through speaking of “worship” and preaching as separate, rather than seeing preaching as the summit of worship;  Through viewing preaching as passive, rather than participatory;
Duncan:  Through assuming that people will be attracted to what they already find all week in the world;
Dever:  Not enough preparation;  Not enough specific application;  No “feed back loop” (to provide insight into strengths and weaknesses in the sermon) in place;
Mohler:  The idea that there must be immediate, visible results;  Turning to moralism or pop psychology for application.