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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 68: Preaching the Pastoral Epistles

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Ray Van Neste joins me in a discussion on preaching the pastoral epistles. 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): Dr. Ray Van Neste

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

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Van Neste’s current ministry at Union
  • How Dr. Van Neste began to love the pastoral epistles
  • Macro-themes in the pastoral epistles
  • The connection between doctrine and ethics in the pastoral epistles
  • A brief discussion on the different age groups mentioned in the pastoral epistles
  • Advice on how to preach the pastoral epistles
  • Why preachers should preach through the pastoral epistles
  • Things to avoid while preaching the pastoral epistles
  • Recommended resources on the pastoral epistles

 

Episode 67: The Preacher and Leadership

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Jeff Iorg joins me in a discussion on the preacher and leadership. Dr. Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary in Onterio, California. He also teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Gateway, and has authored six books including: The Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, and Is God Calling Me?

Guest(s): Dr. Jeff Iorg

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

  • A brief update on Gateway Seminary
  • When leadership became personally important to Dr. Iorg
  • A brief discussion on leadership styles
  • How credibility affects leadership
  • How pastors should view leadership
  • The difference between leading the church staff and the church body
  • Why pastors should think of those they are leading as volunteers
  • Negative leadership traits pastors should avoid
  • Positive leadership traits pastors should pursue
  • How pastors can evaluate their leadership

 

Episode 66: The Preacher and His Ecclesiology

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Thomas White joins me in a discussion on the preacher and his ecclesiology. Dr. White is the president of Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. He has coauthored a number of books including: First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious Freedom, Upon This Rock: A Baptist Understanding of the Church, and Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches.

Guest(s): Thomas White

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

  • A brief discussion on Dr. White’s ministry at Cedarville University
  • Why the preacher should care about his ecclesiology
  • A brief discussion on the relation between the local church and the church universal
  • Why regenerate church membership is essential to a healthy local church
  • The benefit and reason to have a church covenant
  • A brief discussion on baptism and the Lord’s supper
  • Why local churches must be firm in their ecclesiology

 

Episode 65: The Preacher and Personal Evangelism

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Alvin Reid joins me in a discussion on the preacher and the personal evangelism. Alvin holds the Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism and is senior professor of evangelism and student ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the pastor to young professionals at Richland Creek Community Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Guest(s): Alvin Reid

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

  • A brief discussion on Alvin’s new book Sharing Jesus {without freaking out}
  • The trickle-down effect of evangelism from the pastor to his church
  • Why busy pastors must not let evangelism fall to the side
  • Ways a pastor can intentionally engage in evangelism each week
  • Ways a pastor can lead his people in evangelism
  • Why we tend to overcomplicate evangelism
  • How we can stop overcomplicating evangelism
  • The role of prayer in the pastor’s evangelism

 

Episode 64: The Preacher and Money

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Art Rainer joins me in a discussion on the preacher and money. Art serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also cofounder of Rainer Publishing, and he has written four books: Raising Dad, Simple Life, The Minister’s Salary, and The Money Challenge.

Guest(s): Art Rainer

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

  • A brief discussion about Art’s ministry at Southeastern
  • A brief discussion on Art’s new book The Money Challenge
  • The three-step pattern of giving generously, saving wisely, and living appropriately
  • Counsel for pastors on preaching about money
  • A brief discussion on what it means to be generous
  • A brief discussion on “Generosity Killers”
  • Practical steps pastors can take to become better stewards