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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 146: The Preacher and the Power of Words

This week, I welcome Dr. Tom Elliff to the podcast. Dr. Elliff is the founder of Living in the Word Publications, former pastor for forty-two years, former IMB president, and former IMB missionary to Zimbabwe. Read more

Guest(s): Tom Elliff


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

  • How the Bible views the power of words and communicating from the heart.
  • The pastor realizing the weight of words.
  • The importance of relaying everything back to Scripture and conforming our words to the Word of God.
  • How a pastor places priority on expository preaching when he realizes the weight of his words.
  • Viewing the act of preaching differently when the message is seen as paramount.
  • How preaching carries a special burden when the power of words is realized.
  • How compliments and criticisms are correctly absorbed by the pastor saturating himself in the Word of God.
  • The importance of having honest people around the pastor.


“Preaching and Preachers” Episode 145: The Preacher and the King James Bible

This week, I welcome Dr. Mark Ward to the podcast. Mark serves as an academic editor at Lexham Press, a division of Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software. He is also the author of multiple books including Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption and Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible. Read more

Guest(s): Mark Ward


Topics this week include:

  • History of the King James Bible
  • Why people in the Church today use the King James Bible
  • Why should the King James Bible not be the Bible the modern church uses.
  • Common arguments against using other Bible translations.
  • How can we wisely engage with KJVonlyism?
  • How should pastors decide which translation to use?


“Preaching and Preachers” Episode 144: The Ministry of the Pastor’s Wife

This week I welcome Dr. Ray Rhodes to the podcast. Dr. Rhodes serves as founding pastor of Grace Community Church of Dawsonville, Georgia, and is also president of Nourished in the Word Ministries. He is also the author of a recently released book titled Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, Wife of Charles Spurgeon. Read more

Guest(s): Ray Rhodes


Topics covered this week include:

  • Who was Suzie Spurgeon?
  • What ministries was Suzie Spurgeon invested in?
  • How does Susie Spurgeon serve as a model for a pastor’s wife?
  • How did Susie Spurgeon practically affect the ministry of Charles Spurgeon?
  • What are some common misconceptions about the ministry of a pastor’s wife?
  • Does the role of a pastor’s wife change from church to church?