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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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Episode 120: Preaching Deuteronomy

Guest(s): Dr. Jason DeRouchie

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This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Jason DeRouchie joins me in a discussion on preaching Deuteronomy. Dr. DeRouchie serves as professor of Old Testament and biblical theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary.

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

  • A brief introduction to Dr. DeRouchie’s ministry at Bethlehem College and Seminary
  • A brief discussion on Dr. DeRouchie’s love for the Old Testament
  • Why pastors should preach through Deuteronomy
  • How Deuteronomy shapes the trajectory of salvation history
  • Key exegetical or theological difficulties that preachers should be aware of before preaching through Deuteronomy
  • How preachers can Preach Christ from Deuteronomy
  • Helpful resources pastors can use when they preach through Deuteronomy
  • Concluding encouragement for pastors concerning preaching through Deuteronomy

 

Episode 119: The Preacher and the M.Div.

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me for a recurring guest host episode where he interviews me on some aspect of preaching. Today’s discussion is on the preacher and the M.Div. Dr. Strachan serves as Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Director of the Center for Public Theology, and Director of the Residency PhD Program at Midwestern Seminary.

Guest(s): Owen Strachan

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

  • A brief introduction about Dr. Allen’s article on the primacy of the M.Div.
  • Why one should consider the longer M.Div. when shorter degrees are available
  • The benefits of completing the M.Div.
  • How the M.Div. prepares one for a life of ministry
  • How the M.Div. prepares one for ministry in a crazy world

 

Episode 118: Preaching in a Fallen World

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Dan DeWitt joins me in a discussion on preaching in a fallen world. Dr. DeWitt is Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics and Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University.

Guest(s): Dan DeWitt

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

  • A brief discussion about Dr. DeWitt’s ministry at Cedarville
  • A brief discussion for Dr. DeWitt’s new book Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World.
  • The common signs that demonstrate our residence in a fallen world
  • Why pastors must think of fallenness in a personal way
  • How a fallen world impacts a pastor’s preaching
  • The confidence the minister should have in the Word and the Spirit
  • Words of encouragement to preachers ministering in a fallen world

 

Episode 117: The Preacher and Self-Glory

This week on Preaching and Preachers, H. B. Charles joins me in a discussion on the preacher and self-glory. H. B. is the senior pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Guest(s): H. B. Charles

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

  • A brief discussion about H. B.’s ministry at Shiloh
  • A brief discussion about H. B.’s book On Preaching
  • Why H. B. included a chapter called “Do you want to be somebody” in On Preaching
  • How preachers can know if they are prone to self-glory
  • The consequences of pastors who don’t kill the desire for self-glory
  • Why self-glory is so heinous
  • How preachers can fight self-glory in ministry

 

Episode 116: The Pastor and the Holy Spirit

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Bruce Ware joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the Holy Spirit. Dr. Ware serves as the T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Guest(s): Bruce Ware

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

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Ware’s ministry at Southern Seminary
  • Ware’s view of the current state of the Holy Spirit’s work in local churches
  • A definition of gifting, filling, and anointing
  • The Holy Spirit’s work through the Word of God
  • The danger of not relying on the Holy Spirit in ministry
  • Why prayerlessness reveals one’s lack of dependence on God