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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 124: The Pastor and Human Dignity

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Daniel Darling joins me in a discussion on the pastor and human dignity. Dan is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). Read more

Guest(s): Daniel Darling

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

  • Dan’s current ministry at the ERLC
  • A brief introduction to Dan’s new book The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity
  • What prompted Dan to write The Dignity Revolution
  • The premise of The Dignity Revolution
  • The current state of human dignity in America today
  • How human dignity is recovered
  • The role that pastors play in recovering human dignity
  • Pitfalls for pastors to avoid when it comes to recovering human dignity

 

Episode 123: The Pastor and Puritan Preaching

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Joel Beeke joins me in a discussion on the pastor and Puritan preaching. Dr. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more

Guest(s): Dr. Joel Beeke

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

  • Beeke’s current ministry at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Heritage Reformed Congregation
  • A brief introduction to Dr. Beeke’s new book Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People
  • A glance at reformed experiential preaching
  • The case for preachers to be reformed experiential preachers
  • A description of what Puritan preaching was like
  • How the Puritan’s viewed the sermon
  • Why the Puritan’s preached with such power
  • How the Puritan’s delivered their sermons
  • Contemporary lessons modern preachers should learn from the Puritans

 

Episode 122: The Preaching of John MacArthur

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Phil Johnson joins me in a discussion on the preaching of John MacArthur. Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Pastor MacArthur’s major books. Phil is also the founder of several popular websites, including The Spurgeon Archive, The Hall of Church History, and the Pyromaniacs blog. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. Read more

Guest(s): Phil Johnson

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

  • Phil’s current ministry at Grace to You
  • John MacArthur’s 50thanniversary at Grace Community Church
  • How Phil came to work for John MacArthur
  • Why John MacArthur’s preaching was so compelling for Phil in his early life
  • A brief discussion on the life and ministry of John MacArthur
  • A discussion of a Hughes Oliphant Old’s famous quote about John MacArthur
  • What MacArthur is trying to accomplish when he steps into the pulpit
  • A glimpse at John MacArthur’s sermon prep process
  • Concluding words of advice from the preaching of John MacArthur

 

Episode 121: The Pastor and Church Culture

This week on Preaching and Preachers, we recorded our third mailbag episode. In this episode, I answered questions submitted by listeners on a number of topics primarily concerning the pastor and church culture.

Guest(s): Jason Allen

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

  • A brief introduction to the “Mailbag” episode
  • How the pastor shapes church culture
  • The trickle-down effect in the local church
  • How a pastor can create a mentoring church culture
  • How a pastor can create a culture of evangelism in his church
  • How a pastor can create a culture of discipleship and discipline in his church

 

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