David L. Allen

Dr. David Allen is the Dean of the School of Preaching, Distinguished Professor of Preaching, and Director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching
at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Why Inerrancy Matters in Preaching

Eighteen years ago, I wrote about the negative impact a low view of biblical authority, rejection of propositional communication, and the focus on creating an experience, had on preaching. (David L. Allen, “A Tale of Two Roads: Homiletics and Biblical Autho... Read More »

Plenary Session: David Allen

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

Seek and Save the Lost

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Seek and Save the Lost by Dr. David Allen Read More »

Preaching Interview: David Allen

Dr. David Allen sits down with Dr. Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss British Baptist preaching. For more information on British Baptist Preaching, listen to a similar podcast episode with Christian George on whether or not Charles Spurgeon was an expos... Read More »

Preaching Philemon

Dr. David Allen’s Preaching Philemon lecture at the 2017 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop – Preaching the Book of Philemon. Read More »

Jude Sermon Starter

Dr. David Allen, Dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of Jude. Read More »

Jude

AUTHORSHIP – Jude, the brother of James and half-brother of Jesus. RECIPIENTS – 3 views Jewish Christians Gentile Christians Jewish & Gentile Christians OCCASION – given in v.3 – “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints.” F... Read More »

1 John Sermon Starter

Dr. David Allen, Dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of 1 John. Read More »

1 John 5:21

I treat this verse as a single sentence paragraph. The vocative case of address, “My little children,” also marks this verse off as a paragraph. The point of the verse is to present something of a summary exhortation based generally on the entire letter an... Read More »

1 John 5:13-20

You will need to decide whether to treat v. 21 as a part of this paragraph or whether to treat it as a separate sermon. I opted for the latter in my preaching through 1 John, based on linguistic reasons. If you go with the former approach, v. 21 functions as t... Read More »