Barry McCarty

Dr. Barry McCarty is Professor of Preaching and Rhetoric
at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Preaching with Rhetorical Flourish

There is an Arab proverb that says, “He is a good speaker who can turn an ear into an eye.” Good speakers and preachers use words as artists use brushes and paint. If you would persuade, portray. Don’t merely present a truth, picture it. The Bible says t... Read More »

Communicating Credibly

In the earliest surviving treatise on the subject of persuasion, The Art of Rhetoric (330 B.C.), Aristotle said there are three things that persuade listeners: logos, pathos, and ethos. Logos is the persuasive appeal of a sound argument supported by good evide... Read More »

Plenary Session: McCarty and Mitchell

Dr. Barry McCarty and Dr. Eric Mitchell’s plenary session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop. Read More »

Plenary Session: Barry McCarty

Dr. Barry McCarty’s plenary session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Breakout Session: Barry McCarty

Barry McCarty’s breakout session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Paul’s Appeal

Dr. Barry McCarty’s Paul’s Appeal lecture at the 2017 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop – Preaching the Book of Philemon. Read More »

Preaching Interview: Barry McCarty

Dr. Barry McCarty sits down for an interview to discuss what Hollywood screenwriters tell us about storytelling. Read More »

The Bleeding Woman

SWBTS Chapel sermon called The Bleeding Woman by Dr. Barry McCarty. Read More »

Philemon

Introduction Philemon is the third shortest book in the Bible. The Greek text is only 22 sentences in six paragraphs, 335 words total. Only II and III John are shorter. It is a personal letter from Paul to a Christian named Philemon, written about AD 60 during... Read More »

Philemon Sermon Starter

Dr. Barry McCarty, Professor of Preaching and Rhetoric at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of Philemon. Read More »