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April 21st, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 1


A study published last week, “Relationship Between Food Waste, Diet Quality, and Environmental Sustainability,” in PLOS One, revealed some stunning findings.

In America, between 2007 and 2014, nearly 150,000 tons (150 million kilos) of food were wasted a day, about one pound per person! Vegetables made up 39% of that, dairy 17%, and meat 14%. Salty snacks, table oils, egg dishes, candy, and soft drinks were least likely to be disposed. In other words, the good stuff…   Read more →


April 14th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Ninety percent of global freshwater is taken over by agriculture. And we need more food (and so, more water) to feed and fuel earth’s growing population. What are we gonna do?

We may have found the beginning of some answers in “Photosystem II Subunit S Overexpression Increases the Efficiency of Water Use in a Field-Grown Crop,” published last month in Nature Communications by researchers part of a consortium appropriately called RIPE (Realizing Increased…   Read more →


April 7th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


For the longest time, no one cared about the brain. Aristotle (third century BCE) thought it helped cool the blood. The famous second-century physician, Galen, did figure out that the brain directed speech and movement, but thought it was the fluid-filled ventricles in the organ that did all the work. But we know better. Or at least, we think we know better.

But another axiom is biting the dust. Scientists from Columbia are overturning a well-accepted postulate. In “Human…   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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