2022 Craddock Lecture

March 30, 2022

This year’s speaker for the Fred B. Craddock Lectures on Preaching is Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla, Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His full bio follows the schedule below. For more information on this year’s program, contact .

Schedule: March 30, 2022

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Dr. Kuruvilla preaches in chapel

10:00-11:15 a.m.
Dr. Kuruvilla lecture #1

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Gally Commons

1:10-2:25 p.m.
Dr. Kuruvilla lecture #2

Dr. Kuruvilla will also preach in chapel on Thursday, March 31, at 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla

Dr. Kuruvilla is Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to that, he taught for over a decade 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 Ph.D. 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 Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. 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 U.S. 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. Most recently, he authored A Manual for Preaching: The Journey from Text to Sermon (Baker, 2019). He has also served as interim preacher of a number of churches in Texas, Massachusetts, and Kentucky.

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 Homiletix.com.