Posts Tagged With: Southern Seminary

Expositors Summit at Southern Seminary

Expositors Summit BadgeI 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):

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Pneumacentricity—the Neglected God by Dr. Robert Smith

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.

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Christian Ministry in the Shadow of the Mosque: Panel Discussion at Southern Seminary

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. 


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Links to Help Your Grip (3.29.10)

  • John Piper’s upcoming leave is a humble lesson for us all.
  • Russell Moore’s article warns the church about losing its blood:  “The eclipse of blood in American Christianity has quite a bit to do, I suspect, with American prosperity.”
  • Check out our new Neighbors to the Nations blog, set up for our Neighbors to the Nations Sunday on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Boone’s Creek Baptist Church, Lexington, KY.
  • Crossway has released a free chapter on Worship from Driscoll’s "Doctrine"
  • My afternoon at the IMB International Learning Center
  • Hershael York, professor at Southern Seminary and pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky tells us when eschatology matters most (hint: its not in a classroom or backroom debate). 
  • My friend, Mark Combs who is pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Salem, Kentucky, wrote an insightful article on the recent health care legislation passed in Washington, D.C., last week.   
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Links to Help Your Grip (12.7.09)

My sermon (“Exchanging the Robes of Glory for the Robes of Flesh: Having the Mind of Christ This Christmas” from Philippians 2:5-11) is up (audio / text).

Trevin Wax puts together a neat article on 9 Examples of the Internet Changing Our World

Mark Driscoll asks R.C. Sproul what’s the biggest theological battle coming up (video). 

A few weeks ago, Chuck Lawless and Albert Mohler of Southern Seminary conducted some forums on the life and legacy of Lottie Moon.  They are well worth the listen. 

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has a tense exchange with April Ryan of American Urban Radio regarding a recent party crashing of a White House event.   Any thoughts on who you thought handled this wrong?  (Our house is divided on the matter.)

Peggy Noonan reflects on President Obama’s recent speech, saying that no matter who made that speech, “he’d be pounded.”  “It tells us something about the difficulty of the issue that no matter who decided what, he’d be derided.”  We must pray for our President—I do not envy anyone who holds his office.

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Matt Chandler Preaches at Southern–Powerful!

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.

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Dr. Ray Ortlund Preaching Mullins Lectures at Southern Seminary

From September 30-October 2, 2008, Dr. Raymond Ortlund, Jr., preached the annual Mullins Lectures at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dr. Ortlund pastors Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville and leads Renewal Ministries.  Below are the three sermons (mp3 format) he preached in chapel.  The Mullins Lectures are a series of lectures given over to the topic of preaching.

Power in Preaching: Decide (1 Cor. 2:1-5)
Power in Preaching: Desire (1 Thess. 1:2-5)
Power in Preaching: Delight (2 Cor. 12:1-10)

Take time to read Dr. Ortlund’s blog, look at his bio, to look at Dr. Ortlund’s preaching notes.  Desiring God even thanks God for Dr. Ortlund’s father!  Ortlund, Jr., was also interviewed by Colin Adams at Unashamed Workman in regards to the ESV Study Bible and the notes he contributed on Isaiah.

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Are We Promised Prosperity? (Mohler)

Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, has given us a helpful article in light of Congress passing and President Bush signing into law a $700 billion “bailout.” The article is entitled, “Are We Promised Prosperity?” Mohler gives us some good refreshers in Christian theology and economics.

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