Deron J. Biles

Dr. Deron Biles is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Preaching, Fort Worth Campus

Nehemiah 6:1–19

Context of the Passage: In Nehemiah 5, Nehemiah faced internal challenges, while in Nehemiah 6 he faced external ones.  The intensity of the conflict rose when the job was near completion. In what appears to be a last ditch effort to thwart Nehemiah’s e... Read More »

Nehemiah 5:1–19

Context of the Passage: The rebuilding of the walls has passed the half-way mark.  As the work progressed, in addition to the external threats from enemies, Nehemiah also faced internal threats.  The needs were real and in part caused by Nehemiah’s... Read More »

Nehemiah 4:1–23

Facing Discouragement W/ Courage Context of the Passage: This chapter describes the struggles that the people had to endure during the work.  The chapter begins by describing the response of the opposition to the work and the efforts that they made to dis... Read More »

Nehemiah 3:1–32

Context of the Passage: In this passage, we see Nehemiah and the people getting organized to work.  The people have heard and responded to the challenge of Nehemiah. Now, they begin to organize around family break down the task into manageable units and a... Read More »

Nehemiah 2:1–20

Facing Failure with Faith Context of the Passage: Nehemiah chapter 2 takes place 4 months after the events of chapter 1.  God did not immediately send Nehemiah when Hanani told him about the condition of Jerusalem.  Nor, did Nehemiah immediately ask ... Read More »

Nehemiah 1:1–11

Facing Circumstances with Prayer Context of the Passage: Nehemiah was a Lay Person! As the book of Nehemiah begins, we meet an unusual man.  He’s a man with a good job – good salary his was an important job – he worked for the state, but not... Read More »

Preaching Interview: Deron Biles

Deron Biles sits down with Dr. Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss preaching and the prophets. Preaching the Old Testament Prophets Annotated Bibliography by Dr. Biles Read More »

Plenary Session: Deron Biles

Dr. Deron Biles’s plenary session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop. Read More »

The Narrative and Characterization: How Biblical Characters Inform the Meaning of a Text

All of life is a story within a story.  Jaques in Shakespeare’s play, As you Like it, said it this way, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”  At our best, you and I are merely a small part within a much larger drama. ... Read More »

Is Doubt Sin?

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Is Doubt Sin? by Deron Biles. Read More »