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February 17th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


You hate cleaning? Well, now you have a scientific reason to do so.

So says a bunch of researchers in a broad international coalition. They proclaimed this cheerful finding in “Cleaning at Home and at Work in Relation to Lung Function Decline and Airway Obstruction,” published recently in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

It is known that cleaning tasks may imply exposure to chemical agents with…   Read more →


February 10th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


If you can tell an apple from a mango, you may be better off than 40% of the citizens of ye olde United Kingdom. A recent poll of 2,000 adults commissioned by Yeo Valley, a family-owned dairy and yogurt-producing enterprise in that fair land of HM QRII showed that a sizable chunk of those good folks could not tell the difference.

The study tested the knowledge of subjects about both common and non-so-common fruit.

70% apparently couldn’t tell the difference between…   Read more →


February 3rd, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Dovey the Shar Pei, belonging to Scott Rogers and his wife, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was pretty peaceful. She found peace. Not only was the canine cute and cuddly, she was peaceful.

It was only when certain household items began to go missing during the past few months did the Rogers family understand the secret of Dovey’s placidity.

Said Scott:

We have a 6-month-old baby and, you know, we have binkies in the house because of the baby and over the past five months, we’ve…   Read more →

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“Is it Bad to Be Single?”

September 19th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

My fellow preaching prof, fellow Evangelical Homiletics Society member, and good friend Dr. Hershael York, of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Lexington, Kentucky, has this to say about the question posed in the title of this post …

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
Psalm 34:10

God bless the singles!

Pragmatics and Preaching—A Dialogue

September 11th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG | 34

Pragmatics and Preaching—A Dialogue

Please consider this an invitation to peruse and respond to:

1) Article by Abraham Kuruvilla, “‘What is the Author Doing with What He is Saying?’ Pragmatics and Preaching—An Appeal!” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60 (2017): 557–80;

2) Response to my article by Buist Fanning, Senior Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary; and

3) Rejoinder to Buist Fanning’s response by me (Abe Kuruvilla).

Article, response,…   Read more →

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 1st, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, Uncategorized | 0

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Stonebriar Community Church, north of Dallas, in Frisco, on August 6 and 13 (9:00 am and 10:45 am).

[For other speaking events, see here.]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • April 10, 2018 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California

Past Speaking Engagements

  • November 6−10, 2018 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
  • August 6 & 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2017 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • June 18, 2017 Faith Bible Church, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • June 15, 2017 Association of Hill Country Churches, Preaching Refresher, Austin, Texas
  • May 22, 2017 Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • March 24−26, 2017 Dallas Seminary President's Weekend, T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas
  • March 9−10, 2017 Eastern District of the EFCA, Preaching Refresher, Princeton, New Jersey
  • March 6, 2017 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

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