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Preaching the Book of Revelation

One of the most challenging biblical books to preach, Revelation is often avoided by pastors. Yet, the Apostle John says, "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near."

Join faculty from Southwestern and fellow pastors as we untangle the knots and bring clarity to the book of Revelation. The Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop is designed to assist pastors in mastering the techniques of preaching. After surveying the structure and interpretation of the book or Revelation, you will learn from experienced scholars and preachers how you can better develop and deliver sermons on the final book in the New Testament.

The workshop will take place on Monday, October 7, 2013 in The Riley Center on the campus of Southwestern Seminary. Registration is $25 for all participants and includes lunch. For more information, please call 1.877.474.4769 or email

For overnight guest accommodations, please call 817.921.8800.

#AEPW Twitter Contest

As we ramp us for our 2013 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop, we're giving away two prize packages:

  1. Dr. Paige Patterson's commentary & 26-session class DVD set on the Book of Revelation
  2. $25 LifeWay gift card

To enter either contest:

  • Register for AEPW (must be registered for the workshop to win).
  • Follow @swbts on twitter.
  • Retweet one of the #aepw hash-tagged tweets from @swbts.

Winners for both prize packages will be announced on October 4.


Dr. Paige Patterson

Dr. Paige Patterson earned his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the President of The Criswell College 1975-1992 and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 1992-2003. He currently serves as the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His experience also includes a number of years serving as pastor. He is a member of the Board of Reference for the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Dr. Patterson’s publications include The Church in the 21st Century. Magnolia Hill Papers, 2001. Christ or the Bible. Magnolia Hill Papers, 2001. Heaven. Co-authored with W.A. Criswell, Tyndale House Publishers, 1991.The Troubled Triumphant Church: An Exposition of First Corinthians. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983. A Pilgrim Priesthood: An Exposition of First Peter. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982.

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Dr. Craig Blaising

Dr. Craig Blaising serves as executive vice president, provost and professor of theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The author of many books and articles, Blaising earned a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, a Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), a Th.M. from DTS and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Blaising served as national president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in 2005 and president of the ETS Southwest Region from 1986-1987, in addition to maintaining memberships in other scholastic societies and associations. Before joining the faculty of Southwestern, Blaising served in various capacities at both DTS and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Dr. David Allen

Dr. David Allen serves as the Dean of the School of Theology, Director of the Center of Biblical Preaching, and Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has served as a pastor and preaching professor for most of his ministry. His publications include “Fundamentals of Genre: How Literary Form Affects the Interpretation of Scripture” in The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, ed. Brian Larson and “With a Bible in My Hand: The Preaching Legacy of Dr. W. A. Criswell,” Criswell Theological Review.

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Dr. Steven Smith serves as Vice President for Student Services and Communications at Southwestern Seminary as well as Professor of Communication for the College at Southwestern. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and is Author of Dying to Preach: Embracing the Cross in the Pulpit. Prior to his role as Dean, Dr. Smith served as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Associate Dean for the Professional Doctoral Program at Southwestern. His experience also includes serving as Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.

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