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Stuart Briscoe: How I Preach

April 15th, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 2

Stuart Briscoe: How I Preach
Stuart Briscoe: And this is How I Preach … [Stuart and I shared a pulpit a few months ago at Moody Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week in Chicago. There, I persuaded him to let us in on his preaching techniques and schemes. The man has been preaching for almost seven decades. And he’s still going strong, teaching the Bible across oceans and on every continent, after having pastored Elmbrook Church, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, the largest church in that state, for thirty Read more →

A New Commentary!

April 1st, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, Pericopal Theology | 0

A <em>New</em> Commentary!
This is a rehash of an old post, to announce my new commentary that’s just come out: Genesis: A Theological Commentary for Preachers. I’m frequently asked by my students about commentaries I employ in my preaching prep. The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: Read more →

Don Sunukjian: How I Preach

March 17th, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 22

Don Sunukjian: How I Preach
Don Sunukjian: And this is How I Preach … [I’m happy to present Don Sunukjian on How I Preach. He has been in ministry for close to four decades now and has left an indelible mark on evangelical homiletics, including that taught at Dallas Seminary, where he was a prof in the 80s.] Donald R. Sunukjian Professor of Preaching Chair, Department of Christian Ministry and Leadership Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California Current gig (preaching, teaching, Read more →

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Cross!

April 12th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 4

Cross!
Last week, as I had mentioned in my last post, the Dallas Bach Society performed the St. Matthew Passion by ye olde Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). My passion (crusade?) is to pay close attention to biblical texts, to figure out what authors do with what they say. They not only say things, but they are doing something in/with their saying. They are accomplishing something. A divine demand is being made in every text. And to that, we readers are expected to conform. It Read more →

Son!

April 5th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2

Son!
Last night, I had a wonderful opportunity to listen again to a live performance of THE St. Matthew Passion, courtesy of the Dallas Bach Society. A remarkable sacred oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), probably around 1727. There are both solos and pieces for double choir (two four-part choirs). The Passion also employs a double orchestra—two sets of instrumentalists, each set having two recorders, two flutes, two oboes, two violins, a viola, a viola da Read more →

Caution!

March 29th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 4

Caution!
Loxodonta and Elephas are couple of smart species. Maybe its their 10-lb brains (compared to the 3-lb human organ), that have as many neurons as do ours. They exhibit grief, can learn, mimic, show altruism, use tools, demonstrate compassion, engage in cooperation, be self-aware, remember, and even understand pointing—non-verbal communication. They are the only species, besides Homo sapiens, to have a death ritual Now they have been shown to distinguish between human voices. Elephants. Aristotle Read more →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • May 7, 2014 Preaching Seminar, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
  • January–May 2014 Spring Semester, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • May 2014 Immanuel Baptist Church, Madrid, Spain
  • July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2014 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • August 3 & 10, 2013 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • August 24, 2014 Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • October 7−9, 2014 Rom Lectures, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
  • October 9−11, 2014 Plenary Lectures, Annual Meeting, Evangelical Homiletics Society, Chicago, Illinois
  • November 19−21, 2014 Presentations, Annual Meeting, Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California

Past Speaking Engagements

  • March 23, 2014 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • February 13, 2014 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • February 10, 2014 Southwestern Christian Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • February 6, 2014 Moody Founder's Week, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • January 19, 2014 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • January 9, 2014 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • December 6, 2013 Sharjah Brethren Assembly, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • December 6, 2013 Redeemer Church of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • November 30, 2013 Grace Bible Fellowship, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • November 28, 2013 New Life Fellowship, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • September 1, 2013 Hawthorne Gospel Church, Hawthorne, New Jersey
  • August 4 & 11, 2013 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 28−August 3, 2013 Dallas Theological Seminary Conference, Mt. Hermon, California
  • June 30, July 7, 14, & 21, 2013 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • July 15, 2013 NextStep Bible Study, The Hope Center, Plano, Texas
  • May 22, 2013 Moody Pastors' Conference, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • January–May 2013 Spring Semester, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

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