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Abraham Kuruvilla

Senior Research Professor of Pastoral Ministries

MD, University of Kerala, 1988; PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1993; Post-doctoral Research, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995; Internship in Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital, 1996; Residency in Dermatology, Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Medicine, 1999; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2002; PhD, University of Aberdeen, 2007.

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.

Courses Taught

  • PM101 - Spiritual Life
  • PM103 - Expository Preaching I
  • PM104 - Expository Preaching II
  • PM202 - Advanced Expository Preaching

Interests

Academic Interests

Homiletics
hermeneutics
theology of preaching

Books

DTS Voice Videos

God's Grand Plan
Singleness and the Church Community
What Makes a Good Sermon?
Isaac: Confident in God
Singleness and the Role of Community
Being Single in the Local Church
A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Implications 2
A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Implications
A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Impact
A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Importance
The Paragon of Discipleship
Stumbling in Discipleship
Fighting for God!
The Humility of Suffering
An Extravagant Sacrifice
Trusting the Presence of God
Ace The Test

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "What is the Author Doing with What He is Saying? Pragmatics and Preaching-An Appeal." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (60). 2017. 557-80.
  • "Pericopal Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (173). 2016. 3-17.
  • "Christiconic Interpretation." Bibliotheca Sacra (173). 2016. 131-46.
  • "Theological Exegesis." Bibliotheca Sacra (173). 2016. 259-72.
  • "Applicational Preaching." Bibliotheca Sacra (173). 2016. 387-400.
  • "Re-Visioning Preaching: Issues." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (15.1). 2015. 4-22.
  • "Re-Visioning Preaching: Implications." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (15.1). 2015. 23-39.
  • "David v. Goliath: What is the Author Doing with What He is Saying?." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (58). 2015. 487-506.
  • "The Next Thirty-Four Years? The Making of the Future." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (14.2). 2014. 12-14.
  • "Book Review: Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Beth M. Stovell." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (13.2). 2013. 78-79.
  • "Book Review: Show Me How to Illustrate Evangelistic Sermons, R. Larry Moyer." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (13.2). 2013. 76-77.
  • Review of "How to Read the Bible in Changing Times: Understanding and Applying God’s Word Today." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (12). 2012. 82-83.
  • Review of "Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (12). 2012. 80-81.
  • "The Aqedah: What is the Author Doing with What He is Saying?." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (55). 2012. 489-508.
  • Review of "On Your Mark: Reading Scripture without a Teacher." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (11:2). 2011. 114-115.
  • "The Naked Runaway and the Enrobed Reporter of Mark 14 and 16: What is the Author Doing with What He is Saying." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (54). 2011. 527-545.
  • Review of "The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. Volume 7: Our Own Time." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (11). 2011. 96-98.
  • Review of "The Word of the God for the People of God." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (54). 2011. 211-214.
  • Review of "The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (52). 2010. 877–880.
  • Review of "Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology, ed. Gary T. Meadors." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (53). 2010. 191–194.
  • Review of "He is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, R. Albert Mohler, Jr.,." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society 2010.
  • "Pericopal Theology: An Intermediary between Text and Application." Trinity Journal (31). 2010. 265-283.
  • "Preaching as Translation via Theology." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (9.1). 2009. 85–97.
  • Review of "We Preach Not Ourselves: Paul on Proclamation, Michael P. Knowles." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (9). 2009. 127-128.
  • Review of "Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching, eds. Leland Ryken and Todd A. Wilson." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (9). 2009. 123–124.
  • Review of "Saint Paul as Spiritual Director: An Analysis of the Concept of the Imitation of Paul with Implications and Applications to the Practice of Spiritual Direction, Victor A. Copan." Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 2009.
  • Review of "Reflections on My Call to Preach: Connecting the Dots, Fred Brenning Craddock." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society 2009.
  • "Application as Improvisation." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (9.2). 2009. 36–52.
  • Review of "Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice: A New Approach to Homiletical Pedagogy, eds. Thomas G. Long and Leonora Tubbs Tisdale." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (9). 2009. 128-130.
  • Review of "Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community, James C. Wilhoit." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (52). 2009. 644–647.
  • Review of "The Nature of Biblical Criticism, John Barton." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 493–494.
  • Review of "Preaching Christ through Genesis, Sidney Greidanus." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (8). 2008. 137–140.
  • Review of "The Evangelism Mandate: Recovering the Centrality of Gospel Preaching, David L. Larsen." Bibliotheca Sacra (161). 2004. 253–254.
  • Review of "Commending the Faith: The Preaching of D. L. Moody, Garth Rosell." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (4). 2004. 76–78.