Abraham Kuruvilla

Dr. Kuruvilla is Senior Research Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is Indian by ethnicity, but was born in Kuwait where his father was working. He has a medical degree from the University of Kerala in India, a PhD in immunology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and took his dermatology residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He then moved on to theological education, obtaining a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. These days, Dr. Kuruvilla centers his ministry around the art and science of preaching: exploring preaching through research and scholarship, explaining preaching by training the next generation of church leaders, and exemplifying preaching in regular pulpit engagements in the US and elsewhere. He has served as the President of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and in his spare time he writes preaching commentaries, and other books related to preaching, all with a focus on the hermeneutics of homiletics.  He has also served as interim preacher of a number of churches in Texas and in Massachusetts. Dr. Kuruvilla is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and he maintains an active clinical schedule seeing patients and taking care of their skin, hair, and nails!  Single by choice, he has a special interest in the theology of Christ-centered singleness and celibacy. He blogs regularly at www.homiletix.com.

Houston Chapel
Sep 22, 2018
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Fighting For God Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, senior research professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at DTS, affirms the prioritization of God's glory in the lives of believers, fighting for God...
Chapel
Apr 10, 2018
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God's Grand Plan Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, senior research professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at DTS, discusses how God, whose grand plan is to consummate all things in Christ, involves...
Ministry
Feb 13, 2018
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Singleness and the Church Community In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla and Kari Stainback discuss singleness, focusing on how the church can better minister to singles.
Theology
Sep 19, 2017
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What Makes a Good Sermon? In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Abe Kuruvilla discuss what makes a good sermon, focusing on preparation, sermon structure, and application.
Bible
Sep 6, 2016
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Isaac: Confident in God Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Research Professor of Pastoral Ministries at DTS, highlights responses to opposition when walking confidently in God through the example of Isaac.
Theology
Jun 2, 2015
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Singleness and the Role of Community In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla and Kari Stainback discuss singleness, focusing on the development of community within the local church.
Theology
May 26, 2015
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Being Single in the Local Church In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla and Kari Stainback discuss singleness, focusing on how the church can better minister to singles.
Bible
Feb 6, 2015
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A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Implications 2 Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, encourages us to consider the implications of preaching pericopes.
Bible
Feb 5, 2015
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A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Implications Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, reveals the implications of preaching the thrust of the text for valid application.
Bible
Feb 4, 2015
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A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Impact Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, expounds on the impact of pericopal theology.
Bible
Feb 3, 2015
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A Vision for Preaching: The Heart of Pastoral Ministry and Its Importance Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, emphasizes the importance of understanding and preaching the thrust of text to arrive at its application.
Chapel
Feb 13, 2014
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The Paragon of Discipleship Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries, describes how the paragon of discipleship is marked by a desperate dependence on Jesus, especially when disaster...
Article
Dec 30, 2013
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Who Was That Young Man? Most scholars believe that, like an artist painting himself in a corner of his canvas, Mark included a cameo of himself in his Gospel.
Chapel
Oct 16, 2012
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Stumbling in Discipleship Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries, DTS, shares how Jesus wore our sin and shame and transformed it all into grace, restoration, and hope for His...
Book Excerpts
Jun 2, 2012
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Mark: A Theological Commentary Mark: A Theological Commentary for Preachers engages hermeneutics for preaching, employing theological exegesis that enables the preacher to utilize all the narrative units of Mark...
Bible
Sep 13, 2011
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Fighting for God! Dr. Abe Kuruvilla, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries, DTS, encourages us to fight for God as God fights for us.
Chapel
Sep 16, 2010
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The Humility of Suffering Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries Dr. Abe Kuruvilla reminds us that success, strength and power are not defined by our achievements, but by God's power through our...
Bible
Sep 2, 2009
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An Extravagant Sacrifice Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, assistant professor of Pastoral Ministries, encourages us to give extravagantly for Christ.
Chapel
Mar 26, 2009
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Trusting the Presence of God Abraham Kuruvilla, assistant professor of Pastoral Ministries, teaches on how to finish strong in ministry. He encourages us to fully follow God even amidst trials.
Bible
Feb 1, 2008
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Ace The Test Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, exhorts students to "ace the faith" of faith through the study of Abraham's life and how dealt with his own tests...
Review
Apr 1, 2004
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The Evangelism Mandate: Recovering the Centrality of Gospel Preaching Larsen, professor emeritus of preaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, aims this book toward “pastors and Christian leaders and students in seminaries,” with...