Here is an excellent interview with Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and president of 9Marks Ministries. At one point, Dever is asked about the importance of expositional preaching. He responds:
A lot of preaching in America is cruddy. It’s terrible in liberal churches because they don’t understand God or the Bible, and terrible in conservative churches because they take it for granted and just want people to have good families. Whether a preacher is a hipster church planter or an overconfident revitalizer who’s going to take care of the last cruddy guy’s ministry, the main work is to open the Bible and tell the people what God’s Word says.
Couldn’t agree more! I encourage you to read the full interview.