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David Allen: How I Preach

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

David Allen: How I Preach

David Allen: And this is How I Preach …

[I’m delighted to present David Allen, Dean of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, at Ft. Worth, next door to Dallas. A good thinker of preaching, and a fellow-member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, his zeal for preaching and for training the next generation of preachers is well acclaimed and appreciated. Here’s David ….]

David L. Allen Dean and Professor of Preaching Director

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Genesis 1:1−2:3

September 1st, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 1

Genesis 1:1−2:3

God exercises his sovereignty over the cosmic Temple over which he reigns, deputizing humans bearing his image, to represent him to the rest of the cosmos.

The first chapters of Genesis contain a theology of creation that asserts the bankruptcy of the contemporary pagan creation stories of the cultures surrounding Israel, with their mistaken notions of the nature of deity, the idolatry of astronomical bodies and natural entities, and a misunderstanding of the place and

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Robert Smith: How I Preach

August 15th, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 4

Robert Smith: How I Preach

Robert Smith: And this is How I Preach

[It is a pleasure to highlight Robert Smith, an acclaimed preacher in evangelicalism today, on How I Preach. We have connected off and on at meetings of the Evangelical Homiletics Society meetings, and I’ve made it a priority to listen to him whenever I get the chance. His wealth of experience brings insights that are heartfelt and stimulating. Here’s Robert ….]

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RaMbLeS: weekly musings on life and Scripture | More →

Happiness!

September 13th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2

Happiness!

Grumble, grumble, grumble.

You know what I’m talking about. That class is horrible, that prof rotten, and those classmates … That job is lousy, that boss is impossible, those co-workers …. Aw, I don’t want to see that bad movie.

And we grumble.

But we are forced to sit through the class, take on that job, watch that movie, and we do, preparing ourselves to hate every second of it … and it turns out to be pretty fun.

Surprise!

And that seems to be the key to enjoyment

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Waste!

September 6th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 4

Waste!

A few years ago 4,000 British adults ranging in age from 18 to 85 were asked to rank the 100 most important inventions in the world.

The wheel was #1. Understandable. I’d say OK to #3, the lightbulb, and even to #7, penicillin.

#8 was the iPhone! Honestly! Not even Mr. Jobs, himself quite partial to hyperbole, went that far. The eighth most important invention of all time? Outranking the internal combustion engine (#10), laptops (#35), paper (#38), teabags (#54), make-up

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Neighbor!

August 30th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 3

Neighbor!

They are often bothersome. Neighbors. Loud noises. Wild partying. Crazy pets. And all manner of other inconsiderate activities directed against you and the rest of those on their block.

Maybe you’ve felt like moving. Or you’ve been praying they will move. Your blood pressure suffers. Your adrenaline is wasted. And you think you’ll die sooner because of their antics.

Well, it seems there’s a connection between your neighbor and your heart. At least that’s what a

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • August–December 2014 Fall Semester, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • 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
  • December 7, 2014 Bayside Community Church, Tampa, Florida
  • March 4, 2015 Ockenga Lectures, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts
  • September 18−20, 2015 Chinese Independent Baptist Church Camp, Mt. Hermon, California

Past Speaking Engagements

  • August 24, 2014 Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • August 21, 2014 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • August 3 & 10, 2014 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2014 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • May 25, 2014 Immanuel Baptist Church, Madrid, Spain
  • January–May 2014 Spring Semester, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • May 7, 2014 Preaching Seminar, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 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

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