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November 11th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2


Who wouldn’t subscribe to a “stress reduction policy”?

Especially students under the strain of deadlines, quizzes, exams, and so on and so forth? Sounds like a great idea—a “stress reduction policy.”

Well, Dr. Richard Watson, teaching at the University of Georgia, Athens, since 1989, instituted exactly such a policy in his Fall 2017 classes. BTW, Watson is a “Regents Professor” at the university, an honor “bestowed by the Board of Regents on truly distinguished…   Read more →


November 4th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


An interesting event took place a couple of years ago.

Harvard’s debate team had recently won a national title. The best. The unbeatables. The smartest. The most eloquent. The most persuasive.

Or so one would think.

But months after being unbeatable, they were beaten … by a debate team of prison inmates!

The showdown occurred at the Eastern Correctional Facility in New York, a maximum-security prison!

Prisoners are permitted to take classes taught by faculty from nearby…   Read more →


October 28th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 4


He’s 90! My father became a nonagenarian last week, beating the biblical average.

As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.
Psalm 90:10


In fact, hardly a day goes by without Dad saying wistfully …

I don’t know why the Lord’s keeping me here and not calling me Home.”

I tell him it so that we, his family, may be prayed for.

…   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 | 32

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

  • November 6−10, 2018 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
  • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • April 10, 2018 Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • January 12, 2017 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • November 16, 2016 Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, Texas

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