Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) has announced the addition of a “Preaching & Preachers” in which MBTS President Jason K. Allen will interview guests on topics and issues from the sphere of preaching and beyond.
The first in the series, posted at JasonKAllen.com on April 18, is an interaction between Allen, Timothy George and Christian George titled, “Great Preachers in Church History.”
Also among the new podcast’s guests will be leaders in the field of preaching and pastoral ministry such as R. Albert Mohler Jr. on “Convictional Preaching”; Tim Challies on “The Preacher and Personal Productivity”; Paige Patterson on “Why Inerrancy Matters”; and D.A. Carson on “Avoiding Exegetical Fallacies.”
Allen said he intends for the podcast to reach a wide constituency with insightful, edifying content within the vital calling of church pastors, teachers and ministry leaders.
“My hope for Preaching and Preachers is to serve the church by discussing a wide range of topics that are directly related to the discipline of preaching and to those who proclaim God’s Word,” Allen said. “We’ll also, at times, reach beyond the subject of the podcast and interrelate on topics more distantly connected. Ultimately, we pray that God will be honored through these conversations.”
Allen acknowledged deriving the show’s title from a preaching legend’s book.
“I borrowed the podcast’s title from the immortal Martyn Lloyd Jones, who wrote the book, Preaching and Preachers, because it has shaped several generations of preachers,” Allen noted. “Through the insight and wisdom obtained from the great pastoral and ministry minds of today, we pray that future generations of pastors will be encouraged to fulfill their ministry calling as well.”
Allen, who became the fifth president of MBTS in October 2012, formerly pastored churches in Alabama and Kentucky, served on the administrative staff at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and taught courses in personal spiritual disciplines, pastoral ministry and preaching.