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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 Preaching and Preachers” Episode 46: Planning Your Preaching

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Stephen Rummage joins me for a discussion on planning your preaching. Dr. Rummage is Senior Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK.

Guest(s): Dr. Stephen Rummage

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

  • Dr. Rummage’s ministry at Bell Shoals Baptist Church
  • A brief discussion on Dr. Rummage’s book Planning Your Preaching
  • A helpful guide for the week of preparation before Sunday morning
  • How planning your preaching helps to produce consistent faithful sermons
  • The ability to communicate vision as a result of planning your preaching
  • How planning your preaching intersects with expository preaching
  • How planning your preaching helps the pastor pace his preaching
  • Practical tips to help plan your preaching

 

Episode 136: The Pastor and Church Budgeting

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Jamie Dunlop joins me in a discussion on the pastor and church budgeting. Jamie is an associate pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C. He is also the author of a recently released book title Budgeting for a Healthy Church: Aligning Finances with Biblical Priorities for Ministry. Read more

Guest(s): Jamie Dunlop

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

  • A brief discussion on Jamie’s current ministry at Capitol Hill
  • A brief discussion on Jamie’s book Budgeting for a Healthy Church: Aligning Finances with Biblical Priorities for Ministry.
  • Why Jamie wrote Budgeting for a Healthy Church
  • The main argument of Budgeting for a Healthy Church
  • Common budgetary traps that churches commonly fall into
  • Why pastors should care about and engage in budgeting with their local church
  • What a church budget should include
  • What a church budget should not include
  • How pastors can use the budget as a pastoral tool

 

Episode 135: The Pastor and the Gospel Driven​ Church

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Jared Wilson joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the Gospel-driven church. Jared is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, General Editor of For the Church (and host of the FTC Podcast), and Director of The Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Read more

Guest(s): Jared Wilson

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

  • A brief discussion on Jared’s ministry at Midwestern, Spurgeon College, and Liberty Baptist Church
  • A brief discussion on The Gospel-Driven Church
  • Why Jared wrote The Gospel-Driven Church
  • Jared’s connection with the attractional church
  • The main argument of The Gospel-Driven Church
  • What a Gospel-driven church looks like
  • Advice for pastors wanting to transition their churches to be more Gospel driven
  • How pastors can know if their preaching and teaching is Gospel-centered
  • What Jared hopes his readers take away from TheGospel-Driven Church

 

Episode 134: The Pastor and Spiritual Discernment

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Tim Challies joins me for a discussion on the pastor and spiritual discernment. Tim is an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario, and he is also co-founder of Cruciform Press. Read more

Guest(s): Tim Challies

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

  • A brief discussion on Tim’s ministry at Grace Fellowship and Cruciform Press
  • A brief discussion on Tim’s blog ministry
  • A brief discussion on Tim’s book The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment
  • Why spiritual discernment became an area of focus for Tim
  • The growth of the spiritual discernment movement
  • The one-sidedness of some spiritual discernment gurus
  • How getting to know oneself and one’s audience helps with spiritual discernment
  • The significance of spiritual discernment for the pastor
  • The role of preaching in the formation of spiritual discernment

 

Episode 133: The Pastor and the Attributes of God

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Matthew Barrett joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the attributes of God. Dr. Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. Read more

Guest(s): Dr. Matthew Barrett

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

  • A brief discussion about Dr. Barrett’s ministry at Midwestern and Credo Magazine
  • A brief discussion about Dr. Barrett’s current and future writing projects
  • The role of the attributes of God in Dr. Barrett’s life
  • How the attributes of God have impacted Dr. Barrett’s personal preaching and teaching
  • The role of the attributes of God in the life of the minister
  • Common misconceptions on the person and character of God
  • Why pastors must be concerned with rightly understanding God