Category: Preaching

Why I am preaching through the whole Bible

My journey into the role of a lead pastor has been far from ordinary. In 2009, my family and I moved from the Dallas metroplex to West Monroe, La. (that’s right … I’m in “Duck Dynasty” land), to become the student pastor at a church called First West... Read More »

Top 5 SHP titles of 2017

Seminary Hill Press is the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, publishing works by the institution’s faculty and alumni. In 2017, the press produced multiple titles that would make great Christmas gifts for theologians and laypersons... Read More »

Great Commission Preaching: How Matthew 28 Should Influence Preaching

Immigration, border security and citizen safety currently constitute one of the hottest issues in the American political scene. Certainly, no one can deny that this discussion was a major part of the rhetoric surrounding our last presidential election. Voices ... Read More »

The changing face of American culture and the priority of text-driven preaching

The only real constants in life are death and taxes. This old adage in the life of American culture reflects the sentiment that some things never change and some things are always changing. For example, those who are 60 years of age or older will vividly remem... Read More »

The Bible, the Preacher, and the Presenting Issue

The dust-up surrounding Andy Stanley’s sermon The Bible Told Me So and the related interview with Russell Moore at the ERLC national conference provides the preaching professor a great opportunity to think about the nature of the Word. And this blog is about... Read More »

Back to the Basics: A Model for Preaching from Acts 2

The acumen of a head coach often determines the success of a team. A head coach is to a team what a doctor is to hospital patients. That is, a football coach is a physician on the field. A basketball coach operates as a cardiologist on the court. A baseball co... Read More »

Charles Spurgeon and Humor in Preaching

As far as American preaching goes, I suspect that more humor per square yard is found today than at virtually any time in the history of preaching. This is especially true in Charismatic circles, with people like Jesse Duplantis, and in mega-church circles, wi... Read More »

What Should You Value In A Preacher?

Who is your favorite preacher? Oftentimes I will ask my students to answer that question on the first day of class. I have just about heard them all: Swindoll, Evans, MacArthur, Platt, Dever, Chandler, Rogers, etc. I even had a student say “Dr. Vern Charette... Read More »

The School of Preaching

In the spring of 1905, while crossing the Texas panhandle by train, B.H. Carroll had a vision of establishing a school in the great southwest to train preachers. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was officially born three years later and made its home ... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Exodus

This month, Oscar-winning director and producer Ridley Scott will bring his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale in the role of Moses, to the big screen. Certainly, the movie has sparked much discussion for many reasons, which brings t... Read More »