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.

Resources for Preaching Genesis

Every pastor should treat his people to a series of sermons through Genesis. The great John Chrysostom preached 75 sermons on Genesis! After all, it is the fountainhead of all Scripture. It is impossible to understand God’s panoramic plan of redemption apart... Read More »

Breakout Session: David L. Allen

David L. Allen’s session at the 2020 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop. Read More »

Late Night Panel: Grindstone

Late Night Panel session, Grindstone, at the 2020 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Plenary Session: David L. Allen

David L. Allen’s plenary session at the 2020 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Preaching Interview: David Allen

David Allen sits down with Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss preaching the atonement. Read More »

Plenary Session: David Allen

Dr. David Allen’s plenary session at the 2019 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop. Read More »

Commentaries and Resources on James

You would be hard pressed to find a more practical book in the New Testament to preach than James. It is the gospel in shoe leather. There are many valuable resources available on James that every preacher should consider consulting. Most of the list below con... Read More »

Pre-Conference Plenary Session: Dr. David Allen

Dr. David Allen’s Pre-Conference plenary session at the 2019 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Learning to Preach from Charles Spurgeon

“Give the people something worth hearing and they will listen like a woman hearing a will read or a condemned man hearing his sentence given by the judge.” The man who said that was preaching to thousands weekly by the age of 21 and had already preached mo... Read More »

How to Make Your Sermon Interesting and Memorable Pt. 2

In his classic On Christian Doctrine (Book 4), Augustine extols rhetoric as the handmaid of truth. Rhetoric must never degenerate into the role of court jester in preaching. We have all witnessed the preacher who “with conjuring adroitness keeps pr... Read More »