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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 2018” Episode 77: Preaching the Gospel of John

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Andreas Köstenberger joins me for a discussion on preaching the Gospel of John. Dr. Köstenberger is Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Founder of Biblical Foundations,™ an organization devoted to encouraging a return to the biblical foundations in the home, the church, and society.

Guest(s): Dr. Andreas Köstenberger

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

  • A brief update on Dr. Köstenberger’s current ministry at Southeastern
  • When Dr. Köstenberger’s developed an interest in the Gospel of John
  • Why preachers should preach through the Gospel of John
  • The existential bite of the Gospel of John
  • The Gospel of John compared to the Synoptic Gospels
  • What preachers should be aware of before preaching the Gospel of John
  • The main theological themes in the Gospel of John
  • The Trinitarian mission theology of the Gospel of John
  • Exegetical or theological difficulties associated with the Gospel of John

 

Episode 115: The Preacher and the Conscience

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Andy Naselli joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the conscience. Dr. Naselli serves as associate professor of New Testament and Theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, and he is also an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis.

Guest(s): Dr. Andy Naselli

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

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Naselli’s ministry at Bethlehem
  • Why did Dr. Naselli cowrite the book Conscience: What it is, How to Train it, and Loving Those Who Differ?
  • A definition of the conscience
  • Common misconceptions about the conscience
  • What factors typically shape the conscience
  • Whether or not it is right to violate your conscience
  • Theological triage and the conscience
  • The desensitized conscience
  • How ministers can best guard and strengthen their consciences
  • Signs that one’s conscience has been compromised

 

Episode 114: Mailbag #2 “The Preacher and His Personal Life”

This week on Preaching and Preachers, we recorded our second mailbag episode. In this episode, I answered questions submitted by listeners on a number of topics primarily concerning the preacher and his personal life.

Guest(s): Dr. Jason Allen

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

  • A brief introduction to the new “Mailbag” episode
  • Tips for overwhelmed pastors who are asked to do it all
  • The benefits of handwritten notes in ministry
  • How a busy pastor can balance ministry and other obligations
  • Advice to those who have finished seminary and are looking to find a ministry vocation
  • Why each pastor should find a dead theologian to learn from

Episode 113: The Busy Preacher and Finding Time to Study

This week on Preaching and Preachers, H. B. Charles joins me in a discussion on the busy preacher and finding time to study. H. B. is the senior pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Guest(s): H. B. Charles

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

  • A brief discussion about H. B.’s ministry at Shiloh
  • A brief discussion on H. B.’s forthcoming music
  • How H. B. finds time to study and prepare faithful sermons
  • How pastors should think of time allocation for preparing sermons
  • How sequential expositional preaching aids in time allocation for the busy pastor
  • The benefit of the busy pastor learning to say no
  • The necessity of the pastor always being prepared to study

 

Episode 112: Theological Issues Confronting the Church

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Dr. Owen Strachan, and Dr. Matthew Barrett join me in a discussion on theological issues confronting the church. Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Dr. Owen Strachan, and Dr. Matthew Barrett to the podcast. Dr. Yarnell is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Strachan is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Director of the Center for Public Theology, and Director of the Residency PhD Program at Midwestern Seminary. And Dr. Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Guest(s): Malcolm Yarnell, Matthew Barrett, Owen Strachan

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

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Yarnell’s, Strachan’s, and Barrett’s ministries
  • The primary theological issue confronting the church today
  • Why anthropology is a key issue confronting the church today
  • Why several theological issues confronting the church are linked together in one way or another
  • Why Christology is a primary issue confronting the church
  • Why penal substitutionary atonement is a primary issue confronting the church
  • Why inerrancy is a primary issue confronting the church
  • How pastors should teach their people to rightly engage these theological issues