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Rod Casey

Job Title

  • Instructor in Preaching
    Doctor of Ministry, Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel



  • Dallas Theological Seminary - Master of Theology, 1987
  • Talbot School of Theology/Biola University - Doctor of Ministry, 2003

Research interests

I love to consider the intersection of a robust theology, a contextualized audience, and best practices of communication. My doctoral project involved the application of Christian education methods into standard evangelical homiletic practice. Simply put, moving the sermon beyond the lecture format. I like to experiment/take risks with the preaching process. Lately, I'm intrigued with pericopal theology and speech act theory's (Abraham Kuruvilla) relevance to preaching.


My love for the local church is only eclipsed by my seasonal insanity with Missouri basketball. My wife Julie and I were high school sweethearts and were married in 1984. I have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and a black lab named Sophie. I lead a theological education initiative bringing evangelical resources to central Missouri. 

Courses Taught

Advanced Homiletics

Learner-Sensitive Preaching

A Survey of Preaching Models


"Experience Preaching" Preaching Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2007

"Stop Starting with the Text" Preaching Today, September 2014

"A Church for a Guy Like Me" Preaching Magazine, May 2010

"Make the Move: Turn Your Historical Outline into a Sermon" Preaching Magazine, March 2015


"14 Sentences: Pedagogical Gold for Enhanced Clarity" Paper presented to the Evangelical Homiletics Society, 2015 annual meeting

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Evangelical Homiletics Society

Evangelical Theological Society

Hobbies and Interests



"You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you if you realized how little they did."