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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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“Preaching and Preachers” Episode 138: The Preacher and Rightly Approaching the Bible

This week I welcome Matt Smethurst to the podcast. Matt is the managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and an elder at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

Guest(s): Matt Smethurst

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Some of the topics of this week’s episode include:

  • A brief discussion on Matt’s current ministry for the Gospel Coalition
  • The order of the nine biblical approaches to the Word of God listed in Matt’s book.
  • What happens when we don’t approach the Bible rightly.
  • Why it is even more important for pastors to approach their Bibles rightly.
  • Should pastors separate their daily Bible study from sermon prep?
  • Concluding advice for preachers rightly approaching the Bible.

 

 

“Preaching and Preachers” Episode 137: The Pastor and the Christian’s Assurance

This week I welcome Greg Gilbert to the podcast. Greg is senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

Guest(s): Greg Gilbert

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Some of the topics of this week’s episode include:

  • What is at the heart of a Christian’s lack of assurance?
  • Why is assurance something that a lot of Christians struggle with?
  • What are some of the driving sources of assurance for Christians?
  • How does the Holy Spirit play a role in the Christian’s assurance?
  • How can pastors help their people with a lack of assurance?
  • When a Christian who lacks assurance comes to a pastor seeking counsel, what are some things that the pastor shouldn’t say?

“Best of Preaching and Preachers” Episode 103: The Preaching of R. C. Sproul

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Burk Parsons joins me in a discussion on the preaching of R. C. Sproul. Read more

Guest(s): Burk Parsons

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

  • A brief discussion on Burk’s current ministry at St. Andrews and Ligonier
  • A brief discussion on R. C. Sproul’s life and ministry
  • What made R. C. the type of preacher that people wanted to listen to
  • How R. C. approached preaching
  • The most important lesson Burk learned from R. C.’s preaching
  • R. C.’s desire and ability to preach for the glory of the Lord and not the praise of man
  • What we can learn from R. C.’s sermon prep
  • Final words of advice for preachers

“Best of Preaching and Preachers” Episode 94: The Pastor and Temptation

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Justin Taylor joins me for a discussion on the pastor and temptation. Justin is the executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books, including co-editing Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen.

Guest(s): Justin Taylor

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

  • A brief discussion on Justin’s ministry at Crossway
  • A brief discussion on what drew Justin to study and write on John Owen
  • 2 Lessons Justin learned about temptation from writing on John Owen
  • Particular temptations that pastors face today
  • A discussion about reevaluating Christian leadership in light of faithfulness rather than I.Q. or content produced
  • Why pastors must continually guard their hearts
  • The momentary pleasure of sin compared to the lasting effects of sin

 

“Best of Preaching and Preachers” 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 Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Seminary. He is also the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Read more

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