Abraham Kuruvilla

Carl E. Bates Professor of Christian Preaching

Captivated by the intricacies of the interpretive movement from Scripture to sermon, Kuruvilla centers his ministry around homiletics: exploring preaching through research and scholarship, explaining preaching by training the next generation of church leaders, and exemplifying preaching in regular pulpit engagements. Before joining Southern Seminary he taught preaching at Dallas Theological Seminary for fourteen years. He is the author of a number of books on homiletics, as well as a series of commentaries for preachers. Kuruvilla has also served as interim pastor of several churches, and as president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and maintains an active clinical schedule. His research arenas include hermeneutics as it operates in the homiletical undertaking, and the theology and spirituality of preaching and pastoral leadership. Single by choice, Kuruvilla also has a special interest in the theology of Christ-centered singleness and celibacy.

Kuruvilla can also be found blogging on homiletix.com.

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School of Theology



M.D., University of Kerala;
Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine;
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine;
Residency in Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine;
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen