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Fasting!

March 28th, 2020| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Fasting!

With the world teetering on the brink of an abyss from the pandemic of COVID-19, what can we do?

Of course, wash your hands, keep your distance, and, above all, trust your God. Of course!

How about a bit of fasting and prayer?

This week a seminary colleague drew my attention to the World Evangelical Alliance’s call for a “Global Day of Prayer and Fasting,” for today, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Fasting and prayer are traditional spiritual disciplines that the church has…   Read more →

Distance?

March 21st, 2020| Topic: RaMbLeS | 4

Distance?

How things have changed in a matter of days!

Writes a correspondent for the Associated Press:

It did not come all at once, though it came quite rapidly. As had happened in other lands, there was no explosion, no invasion other than a microscopic one that nobody could see. There was no fire, no flood, no famine. There were no barbarians at the gates. … The weather was the same weather. The streets were the same streets. The emptiness fell bit by bit, piece by piece ….…   Read more →

Violin!

March 14th, 2020| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Violin!

The other day a strange thing was heard inside the surgical operating room of King’s College Hospital, in London. The strains of Mahler and Gershwin.

On a violin! Played by a patient! While undergoing surgery! For a brain tumor!

Dagmar Turner, 53, a former management consultant from the Isle of Wight developed a malignancy on her brain’s right frontal lobe, close the area controlling the fine movement of her left hand.

The good lady, Ms. Turner, and her surgeons wanted…   Read more →

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DMin

February 26th, 2020| Topic: DMin | 2

DMin

25 FEBRUARY 2020

These are the products of a Doctor of Ministry Webinar conducted by Dallas Theological Seminary: “Look Before You Leap.”

Click on each item below for content …

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Comments/Questions

Several questions were asked by chat, some of which I was able to answer in the live forum. Expanded answers from that event and answers to questions that I couldn’t get to then are written out below …

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Why…   Read more →

Genesis 46:1–47:31

February 4th, 2020| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 0

Genesis 46:1–47:31

Agents of divine blessing, obediently trusting God for blessing in their own lives, extend God’s blessing to others.

Divine promises—of presence, of return, of greatness of nation, and to be unafraid (46:2–4)—all encourage the patriarch Jacob in his decision to leave Canaan. What is interesting in God’s word of exhortation is that he promises to make Jacob “a great nation there,” in Egypt, in a foreign land (46:3). That would also remind Jacob that this move…   Read more →

Kill the Big Idea?

November 21st, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG | 24

Kill the Big Idea?

For those interested in a different—and somewhat provocative!—approach to preaching, check out my ARTICLE in a recent issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society:
 “Time to Kill the Big Idea? A Fresh Look at Preaching”
(JETS 61.4 [2018]: 825–46)

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See Steven D. Mathewson’s RESPONSE to my article in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society:
“Let the Big Idea Live! A Response to Abraham Kuruvilla”
(JEHS 19.1 [2019]: 33–41)

And here…   Read more →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • July 2020 Dallas Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Course, São Paulo, Brazil
    • July 19, 2020 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 20, 2020 Dallas Theological Seminary Preaching Refresher, Burke Community Church, Burke, Virginia
    • July 26, August 2 and 9, 2020 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • November 2020 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • November 2020 Seminars in Preaching, SAGOS and Yan Fook Seminary, Hong Kong, China
    • April 8−10, 2021 Preaching Summit, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

    • March 10–11, 2020 Mullins Lectures, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
    • February 25, 2020 D.Min. Preaching Webinar, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • February 6, 2020 Chapel, Criswell College, Dallas, Texas
    • November 21, 2019 Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
    • September 24, 2019 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • August 11 and 18, 2019 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • July 28, 2019 Cityview Bible Church, Round Rock, Texas
    • July 14 and 21, 2019 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 8, 9, and 11, 2019 E. K. Bailey Expository Preaching Conference, Dallas, Texas
    • June 30, 2019 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 23, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 17, 2019 Dallas Theological Seminary Preaching Refresher, The Compass Church, Wheaton, Illinois
    • June 9, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • May 5, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • March 31, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas

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