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March 17th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


You have heard it said, “When the cat is away, the mice will play.” But I say unto you, “When the doctor is away, the patient will live!”

That’s what scientists have recently found—at least as far as cardiologists are concerned (hopefully not dermatologists).

In a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers looked at survival of those who suffered heart attacks … when their doctors were away at a five-day meeting—the…   Read more →


March 10th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


You wanna go to Denali (aka Mt. McKinley) in Alaska? Be careful. You might step into poop!

Michael Loso, a glacier geologist, recently calculated that 36,000 of the most intrepid, attempting to scale the peak in the seventy years between 1951 and 2012, have deposited up to 215,000 lbs of solid human waste, on to the Kahiltna glacier, on the way to the summit.

For those of you mathematically challenged, that’s about 6 lbs per climber!

Apparently these brave folks catch…   Read more →


March 3rd, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


You thought stress was bad for you? Maybe not always.

There is a large and growing movement lauding the values of “positive stress.” Devotees extol the values of jumping into a freezingly cold shower, suffering extremes of temperatures, partaking of restrictive diets, punishing themselves with horrendous exercise routines, etc. Stepping into your discomfort zone.

Said Zachary Rapp, a practitioner, and co-founder and CEO of several health start-ups:

This workout…   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

    • April 10, 2018 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California
    • February 19−21, 2019 William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama

Past Speaking Engagements

    • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
    • November 6−10, 2017 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

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