Reading Scripture for Application

Abraham Kuruvilla

Lecturer: Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla

Senior Research Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary

M.D., University of Kerala
Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Captivated by the intricacies of the interpretive movement from Scripture to sermon, Dr. Kuruvilla centers his ministry around homiletics: exploring preaching through research and scholarship, explaining preaching by training the next generation of church leaders, and exemplifying preaching in regular pulpit engagements. Before joining the Seminary full-time he was an adjunct professor in Pastoral Ministries. He has also served as interim pastor of several churches, and as president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Dr. Kuruvilla is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and he maintains an active clinical schedule. His research arenas include hermeneutics as it operates in the homiletical undertaking and the theology and spirituality of preaching and pastoral leadership. Single by choice, he also has a special interest in the theology of Christ-centered singleness and celibacy.

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Worship Service

February 19, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

"Fighting the Good Fight," 1 Samuel 17
Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel

Special Public Event 

February 19, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

"Sole Passion: The Christian and Celibacy" 
Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall

Lecture One

February 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

"Reading Scripture for Application: A New World" 
Beeson Divinity School, Lecture Hall N101

Lecture Two

February 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

"Reading Scripture for Application: A New Image"
Beeson Divinity School, Lecture Hall N101

About the Biblical Preaching Lectures

Past guests include Earl Palmer, James Earl Massey, William Willimon, Bryan Chapell, Richard Bewes, and John Piper. Second in a series of three lectureships, the William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching are made possible through the generosity of the late Colonel William E. Conger, Jr. After distinguished military career, Colonel Conger served for many years as a close personal advisor to Ralph Waldo Beeson, the founding benefactor of Beeson Divinity School. Colonel Conger long shared Mr. Beeson's deep commitment to the pastoral ministry of preaching. In 1991, that commitment was expressed through the endowment of a lectureship to recapture the vision of preaching ministry, furthering the cause of Christ in today's world. Preaching is the central task of Christian ministry and mission. In the Conger lectures, we affirm our commitment to this biblical reformation mandate. These lectures are presented in the fervent prayer and hope that they shall enlighten the preacher's skill, but above all, stir the preacher's soul, so God Himself may shine "in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (1 Corinthians 4:6).