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Powerful Preaching: Fleming Rutledge’s Parchman Lectures

Fleming Rutledge recently delivered the Parchman Lectures at Truett Divinity School located at Baylor University on the theme “By the Word Worked: The Unique Power of Biblical Preaching.”  I recently had the opportunity to watch the first two lectures which are available for public viewing through the Parchman Lectures Media Library.

In the second half of the first lecture, Rutledge incisively identified four trends that weaken the power of contemporary preaching, before positing five counter-affirmations about the power of the preached word.  In what follows, I’ll attempt to summarize her important observations, in the hope of encouraging interested readers to watch the lecture itself. Continue reading Powerful Preaching: Fleming Rutledge’s Parchman Lectures

Book Launch Celebration Recap and Audio

Thanks to all of the people who made the trek to Scarborough last week to celebrate the launch of my new book, For the Life of the World: Jesus Christ and the Church in the Theologies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Stanley Hauerwas.  It was a great encouragement to see so many people whose lives have intersected with mine in so many different contexts.  A special thank you to the congregation of Good Shepherd Community Church for their generous hospitality in hosting the event and to Pastor Steve Tu for so ably moderating the event. Continue reading Book Launch Celebration Recap and Audio