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May 19th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is a condition when a woman with Rh– blood becomes pregnant with a baby with Rh+ blood. This incompatibility, though not dangerous for the first pregnancy, can be lethal for the next Rh+ baby she might have.

To prevent this, if the mother is given specific antibodies (anti-D), these would prevent her from being primed to create destructive antibodies that would be deadly for the next Rh+ baby.

But for this you need to isolate anti-D…   Read more →


May 12th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


The other day drivers heading to Warsaw or Poznan (Poland) had an unusual (but yummy) surprise.

Both directions of the A2 autostrada (motorway), running east-west through central Poland between Warsaw and Poznan, were shut down … by 12 tons of liquid chocolate!

Not a traffic jam, but a chocolate jam!

Apparently, a tanker carrying that delicious load hit a highway barrier and overturned, spewing a vast pool of quickly-hardening chocolate all over the A2. (The driver only…   Read more →


May 5th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


An odd thing happened the other day.

Mateusz Fijalkowski, 23, came to the USA from Poland on an international summer job program. He began working as a pool attendant in Fairfax County in 2016.

On his third day at work, he began to act weird, arguing with guests, delivering monologues in Polish, and so on. He ripped off one girl’s wristband and prohibited her from entering the pool. At that, a lifeguard called the cops.

The police cleared the area and brought in a Polish-speaking…   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

    • July 22, 29, August 5 & 12, 2018 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • August 19 & 26, 2018 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, 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

Past Speaking Engagements

    • 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 & 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

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