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Preaching and Preachers

By Dr. Jason K. Allen

Preaching and Preachers is the official podcast of Dr. Jason Allen, the president of Midwestern Seminary.

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“Best of 2017” Episode 35: The Pastor and the Biblical Languages

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Ray Van Neste joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the biblical languages. Dr. Ray Van Neste serves as Professor of Biblical Studies, as well as, Director of the R. C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Guest(s): Ray Van Neste

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Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • How Dr. Van Neste developed a love for the biblical languages
  • I. Howard Marshall’s influence on Dr. Van Neste
  • How Dr. Van Neste became interested in studying the pastoral epistles
  • Why pastors should study the biblical languages
  • Advice to pastors who have forgotten their biblical languages
  • A brief discussion on bible language software
  • Ways pastors can stay fresh with the biblical languages
  • The importance of regular routines to maintain one’s biblical languages
  • How to develop accountability with the biblical languages
  • Recommended resources for studying the biblical languages

 

Episode 75: The Pastor and Soul Care

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Dale Johnson joins me in a discussion on the pastor and soul care. Dr. Johnson is the Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling and Associate Dean for the Research Doctoral Program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.

Guest(s): Dale Johnson

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Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief update on Dr. Johnson’s current ministry at Southwestern
  • How pastors should think about soul care
  • Why soul care is a primary function of the pastor
  • A definition of soul care
  • Why soul care should take place in more than just the Sunday sermon
  • Why pastors or undershepherds must mimic the Great Shepherd
  • Why the pastor should prioritize soul care
  • Mistakes pastors typically make in soul care
  • How pastors can improve their soul care

 

Episode 74: The Pastor and Church Membership

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Jonathan Leeman joins me in a discussion on the pastor and church membership. Jonathan is the editorial director for 9Marks, and he also serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C.

Guest(s): Jonathan Leeman

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Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief update on Jonathan’s ministry at 9Marks and Capitol Hill
  • Why the topic of church membership is important to understand and discuss
  • Church membership defined
  • Where we see church membership in the Bible
  • Why it is important to have active church membership and not an inflated church role
  • What a healthy church member looks like
  • Counsel to pastors concerning church membership

 

“Thanksgiving Rerun Special” Episode 18: Family Worship

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Don Whitney joins me in a discussion on Family Worship. Dr. Whitney is the Professor of Biblical Spirituality at Southern Seminary and the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality.

Guest(s): Don Whitney

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Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • What originally attracted Dr. Whitney to the topic of family worship.
  • Family worship as depicted throughout Scripture.
  • What does family worship have to do with preaching and preachers?
  • Why those in ministry should be leading their family in family worship.
  • The need for flexibility in family worship.
  • The disappearance of family worship, and the need for its reestablishment.
  • The three elements of family worship: Read, Pray, and Sing.
  • Additional elements that can be added to family worship.
  • Is there a pertinent time to implement family worship?
  • The importance of not overcomplicating family worship.

 

Episode 73: Preaching the Book of James

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Steven Smith joins me in a discussion on preaching the book of James. Dr. Smith is senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, as well as Senior Preaching Fellow for the Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Guest(s): Steven Smith

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Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief update on Dr. Smith’s ministry at Immanuel
  • Why Dr. Smith chose to preach through the book of James
  • The structure of the book of James
  • Smith’s unique approach to preaching James
  • What preachers should be aware of before preaching through James
  • A brief discussion on “faith and works” in James
  • The macro and micro themes of James
  • Noteworthy expositional considerations in the book of James
  • Difficulties of preaching through James
  • Recommended resources on the book of James
  • Counsel to pastors considering preaching through James