Chuck Swindoll is a prominent Christian evangelist who has written over 70 books and is currently the Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, as well as Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been preaching for almost 50 years.

Preaching: What is your favorite biblical book to preach from?

Swindoll: You
know, I honestly can’t answer that, Michael. I don’t have a favorite
verse. I don’t have a favorite character. I don’t have a favorite book.
I know it’s disappointing to people. They’ll say, when they ask me to
sign something, “Just put your favorite verse there.” I often may put
the verse I just preached on if it follows a particular meeting where
we were there together. 

I am crazy about books from the Old
Testament. Some of them are easier to preach through than others. Of
course there are some in the New Testament I am drawn to [such as] II
Timothy because of its emotion, Paul’s last letter. I love the letter
to the Hebrews. Romans is a magnificent letter. I’m preaching right now
through Mark, and it’s fast becoming my favorite gospel. It used to be
John but that’s what I preached last.

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Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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