Preaching

Where Should I Train for Ministry?

Where Should I Train for Ministry?

I just posted the following in a Facebook group composed largely by pastors who graduated from KJV-Only institutions. One asked which schools group members would recommend for a youth pastor. I jotted out some thoughts I’ve been wanting to send to the KJV-Only...

Psalm 2 at Christmas

I was given the privilege of preaching briefly this morning at my church after our annual Christmas program, and I chose what might seem an odd passage for Christmas: Psalm 2. During the time of year at which we are celebrating what is in one sense the beginning of...

Practical Questions about Original Language Study in Sermon Prep

A questions from someone who watched my Asia Center for Advanced Christian Studies lecture on Original Languages (click here and here for related blog posts): Most pastors I know have only about 6 hours max, maybe 8, to prepare a message and most need to prepare 3...

Final Lecture for Asia Center for Advanced Christian Studies

In which I take students through How to Think about Others' Exegetical Fallacies and then talk through some portions of my dissertation that focused on ἀγάπη (agape) and what it "really" means. No, like, for real this time.

Review: The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Steven J. Lawson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Earnest, edifying, admirably brief. Doesn't break any new ground or offer any new insight if you've already read Murray's biography. But a great introduction for those...

Born to Die: A Video Reflection on the Incarnation

I had the chance to do a little video meditation on Hebrews 2:10–18, paying special regard to its connections with the Christmas season. It's part of a much longer series of videos featuring many other evangelical teachers—one for each week of the year. And my video...

Dr Mark Ward Jr on Sermon Audio

It took me 35 years and a terminal degree, but a sermon of mine finally made it onto SermonAudio.com. In God's providence, I simply have not had much opportunity to preach to adult Christians (I've preached several hundred evangelistic messages). It was a genuine...

Rob Lister’s Hermeneutical Method

In the opening pages of his God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion, Rob Lister pretty well sums up what I try to do every time I preach: The relevant biblical data needs to be interpreted with a conscious commitment to formulating...

Kerry McGonigal Launches Preaching Blog

BJU Homiletics professor Kerry McGonigal has just launched a new blog focused on preaching. Kerry knows his stuff, and he preaches what he preaches. (You know what I mean?) So this will be a good one. Sign up right away! I'm honored to be the designer and hoster of...

The Parable of the Soils and the (Now Dead?) Lordship Salvation Debate

Isn't Luke 8 decisive on the question of Lordship salvation? As I understand it (and I had a little difficulty nailing it down in my research), those who oppose "Lordship salvation"—the Zane Hodges, Charles Ryrie, Grace Evangelical Society side—says that whoever...