Posts Tagged With: SBTS
I am back home in Denver! And what a week we had at the Expositors Summit at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. Hearing some great preaching about preaching (I’ll explain that soon), catching up with friends present and past, seeing in-laws of whom I do not consider outlaws (and I believe that feeling is mutual)—what a great week.
Why am I encouraged to hear preaching about preaching?
That deserves explaining! My task is prayer and ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4) and I had the opportunity to listen to three men who exemplify just that: Albert Mohler, Alistair Begg, and Ray Ortlund, Jr. who was brought in off the bench when weather prevented John MacArthur from attending. These men love Christ, love the Word, love the church, love the Scriptures—and love other ministers of the Word.
We preachers when we pray, prepare, and present a sermon are executing both a science and a craft, as well as an art. It’s not enough to just present information, but we are transformed preachers who pray for the transformation of the listeners (see Romans 12:2). It is a presentation and a passion. I confess to all of you, I cannot wait to hit the times of study.
But in proportion to this, I cannot wait to see what God is doing with our people Monday through Saturday. This is a little more complicated, but this is part of the ministry of the Word—taking what’s presented and applied on Sunday and working to drive it deeper as agents of the Holy Spirit.
Below are the sessions! If you are a preacher, Bible teacher, or Bible student, you will benefit from these greatly!
General Session 1: R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
General Session 2: Ray Ortlund, Jr.
General Session 3: Alistair Begg
General Session 4 Q&A
General Session 5 with Ray Ortlund, Jr.
General Session 6 with Albert Mohler
Thursday Chapel with Alistair Begg: Proverbs 27:1-6
There were breakout sessions that you can listen to as well (no video provided):
Dr. Robert Smith of Beeson Divinity School speaks on Pneumacentricity–the Neglected God at the E.Y. Mullins Lectures at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. I am grateful for his lecture–it will be in the queue in my iPhone for months to come to help me realize and recognize the role and importance of the Holy Spirit in preaching. It will also be valuable for those who are not preachers to pray for their preachers that the Holy Spirit would indwell and internalize the sermons He lays on them.
Albert Mohler, David Sills, Daniel Montgomery, Zane Pratt and Russell Moore come together in a panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY on the topic, “Christian Ministry in the Shadow of the Mosque.” This is very beneficial to those Christians who seek to know and minister to Muslims in an effective and Christ-honoring way.
I encourage all of you who are ministers or aspire to the ministry to watch and listen to Matt Chandler preach in Southern Seminary’s chapel. I’ve had a lot of seminary (MCM, MDiv, and DMin work at Southern), but I’ve never heard a sermon this powerful.