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Cussing!

June 16th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Cussing!

10:54 am.

Apparently, that’s when the average American puts forth their first cuss word of the day. At 10:54 am.

At least, that’s what a new study says.

FWIW, the survey was sponsored by 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness.

We love taking clients who have never worked out, or haven’t exercised in a long time, and getting them in the best shape of their life. Our trainers will customize your workout to your fitness level. Some new club members start with just a few rounds until…   Read more →

Disgust!

June 9th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Disgust!

There are apparently six kinds of things in the world that disgust us, reports a study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: “The Structure and Function of Pathogen Disgust,” by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Brunel University in London.

Previous studies noted that many of the things that elicit disgust in humans have some relation to infectious diseases. Perhaps disgust originated as an emotion to…   Read more →

Thanks!

June 2nd, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Thanks!

“Universals and Cultural Diversity in the Expression of Gratitude,” published recently in Royal Society Open Science, had some interesting things to say about thankfulness.

Here, we ask to what extent people express gratitude in different societies by focusing on episodes of everyday life where someone seeks and obtains a good, service or support from another, comparing these episodes across eight languages from five continents.”

They studied the following languages:…   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 8, 2018 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 22, 29, August 5, and 12, 2018 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • August 19 and 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
    • November 2020 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • April 8−10, 2021 Preaching Summit, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

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 and 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 18, 2017 Faith Bible Church, Edmond, Oklahoma

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