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Happy?

July 14th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Happy?

Psyc 157, “Psychology and the Good Life,” was open for registration for Spring 2018 at Yale. A few days later, 300 students had signed up. Three days later it was 600. Three more days after that, 1,200. One-fourth of Yale’s undergrad student population had enrolled in Psyc 157!

Dr. Laurie Santos is attempting “to teach students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life in twice-weekly lectures,” reported The New York Times.

Said Santos:

Students want to change,…   Read more →

Fess!

July 7th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Fess!

Chinese traffic police in Dazhou, in the northeast corner of Sichuan (Szechwan) Province in southwest China, have come up with a novel punishment for minor moving violations: confession.

The scheme was launched a few months ago in one particular district and, if successful, will be implemented in other districts of Dazhou.

Those who want to avoid a fine are given the opportunity to make their mea culpas on social media. But that’s not all: their posts have to…   Read more →

Eyes!

June 30th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2

Eyes!

A recent study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health showed that the eyes, indeed, are “windows to the soul.”

Well, at least windows to how well your brain might be functioning.

So claimed the authors of “Retinal Signs and 20-Year Cognitive Decline in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study,” published in Neurology.

The study was done with 12,313 men and women in their late 50s who were tested for memory,…   Read more →

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Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

July 16th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Northwest Bible Church, here in Dallas, on July 22 and 29, and August 5 and 12 (9:00 am and 10:35 am).

Doing some of the darker chapters of Judges, dealing with Abimelech, Jephthah, Micah and the Levite, and the Levite and Concubine.

Lots of blood and gore promised! Come one, come all!

[For other speaking events, see here.]

“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 →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • July 22, 29, August 5, and 12, 2018 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • August 19 and 26, 2018 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • September 22, 2018 Preaching Refresher, Dallas Theological Seminary Houston Campus, Houston, Texas
    • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California
    • January 27, 2019 Abilene Baptist Church, Martinez, Georgia
    • February 19−21, 2019 William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
    • November 2020 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • April 8−10, 2021 Preaching Summit, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

    • July 8, 2018 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • April 10, 2018 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
    • November 6−10, 2017 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • August 6 and 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas

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