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January 13th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


If you had been detained in the Cameron County (TX) Juvenile Justice Department between 2008 and this year, you might have wondered why you weren’t served fajitas. Well, the answer is simple: the facility’s cafeteria doesn’t serve that delectable item.

But guess what? Since 2008, aforementioned Juvenile Justice Department has been paying for fajita deliveries.

It was only in August 2017 that the matter was cleared up. Apparently, the Labatt Food Service tried to deliver…   Read more →


January 6th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


All kinds of reasons in life to be anxious about. Jobs. Government. Wars. Disease. Death. Children. And so on. And so forth.

And you can take Valium or Xanax or some other to relieve yourself. And many do. Many. 12 percent of adults are on antidepressants, 8.3 percent on anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics!

But a recent study from the University of Cork, Ireland, is interested in the role of bacteria in your gut on your mental health.

There is this entity called miRNA (micro…   Read more →


December 30th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


The man wanted to live forever. The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇 = “First Emperor of Qin”—the first dynasty of a unified China) (259–210 B.C.E.), who ruled from 220–210 B.C.E.

He didn’t want to die.

Supposedly, in 211 B.C.E. a meteor fell in the neighborhood, on which someone wrote:

The First Emperor will die and his land will be divided.”

The Emperor, of course, wasn’t pleased. Not being able to find out who had scribbled this bit of graffiti,…   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

  • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • April 10, 2018 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California

Past Speaking Engagements

  • November 6−10, 2018 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
  • 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

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