“Kenotic” preaching – a catalyst for liturgical revival within the present context In this article the urge towards a new liturgical approach is investigated from a systemic perspective. The interactive dynamics of the different liturgical elements cannot change if the dominant influence of preaching on liturgy as a whole is not taken into consideration. Within the framework of the theological tradition of the Reformation, preaching is considered as the liturgical core. In order to achieve maximum participation of the congregation, liturgical movements usually focus on the renewal of liturgical elements within worshipping, neglecting the decisive role of preaching. This research investigates the “kenotic” rhetorical approach of D J Lose (Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a postmodern world) as a possible catalyst for liturgical revival.