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Dr. John C. Brunt

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Executive Committee Member

Southeastern California Conference
11330 Pierce Street
Riverside , California 92505
United States


Employment History

  • Contributor
  • Senior Pastor
    Azure Hills Church
  • Vice President of Academic Administration and Professor of Biblical Studies
    Walla Walla College
  • Member, Faculty
    Walla Walla College
  • Bible Teacher
    Walla Walla College
  • Adjunct Professor of Religion
    Loma Linda University
  • Professor, Religion - Theological Studies
    Loma Linda University
  • Academic Vice President and Dean
    School of Theology at Walla Walla College


  • Ph.D. , New Testament studies
    Emory University
  • La Sierra University
110 Total References
Web References
Spectrum | AAF Web Site | Brunt, 16 Mar 2004 [cached]
By John Brunt
John Brunt is the senior pastor of the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Grand Terrace, Calif.
John Brunt, a pastor known for ..., 6 Feb 2016 [cached]
John Brunt, a pastor known for narrative preaching, giving tips to pastors at AIIAS. (Michael W. Campbell)
John Brunt
The goal is to feature some of the best preaching in the denomination while at the same time creating an opportunity for some practical workshops to learn how to share God's Word in a more effective way.
John Brunt, recently retired senior pastor of the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Terrace, California, was invited to speak for the inaugural lectureship. He is widely viewed as a master of narrative preaching.
Recent research indicates that the most successful ministers in Asia use the narrative style of preaching or, in essence, pastors who know how to illustrate their sermons with relevant and interesting stories.
"The whole sermon can become a story," Brunt told attendees.
What's more, he said, "really good preachers learn to see the world as a sermon."
Planning ahead is key to preparing a good sermon, he said, noting that preaching God's Word is the most sacred responsibility whether a pastor leads a large church or several dozen small churches.
"I like to give my people a steady diet of Scripture," Brunt said.
Even the outline of the sermon should "flow out of the text," he said.
By planning ahead, the pastor can have more time to reflect, seek stories from their own lives, read, and observe the surrounding world in preparing the sermon message, he said.
All preaching should be characterized by four words: gospel, biblical, alive, and clear, he said.
Brunt challenged attendees to simplify their sermons down to a simple sentence. If you can't do that, then go back and work on the sermon some more, he said.
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John Brunt, A Parable of Jesus as a Clue to Biblical Interpretation, in Adventism in America, ed.
Brunt, a Bible teacher at Walla Walla, is one of many strong defenders of the historical-critical method.
SPECTRUM (Sept. 1995) vol. 25, no. 1, pages 14-19, 1 Sept 1995 [cached]
by John C. Brunt
John C. Brunt, a graduate of La Sierra University, received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Emory University.He is vice president of academic administration and professor of biblical studies at Walla Walla College, College Place, Washington, and the author of several books, including his most recent, Good News for Troubled Times (Review and Herald, 1993).
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