Effective Preacher Thomas Long to Visit March 24-25

March 19, 1997

WACO, Texas -- Dr. Thomas G. Long, the Francis Landey Patton Professor of Preaching and Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary, recently selected as one of the 12 most effective preachers by Baylor University, will visit the Baylor campus March 24-25.

Long will speak to Baylor students at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, during Chapel-Forum and at 7 p.m. Monday in Jones Hall. The public may attend the 7 p.m. service.

Though Long has an extensive publishing career, he has earned a reputation for his preaching abilities. He has held teaching or pastoral positions while at the theological seminaries at Erskine College, Columbia Theological Seminary and currently Princeton Theological Seminary. Long has served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and editor of Theology Today.

During his career, he has served as pastor of McElroy Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga. Long's publications include The Senses of Preaching, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, and The Witness of Preaching. His most recent work, Whispering the Lyrics: Sermons for Lent and Easter, was published in 1995.

In February 1996, Baylor named 12 individuals as the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, according to a worldwide survey.

Many of the 12 preachers will visit Baylor to deliver sermons during the 1996-97 academic year and to receive the newly created "Baylor Great Preachers" award. Included in the great preachers list are the Rev. Billy Graham and Dr. Charles Swindoll.

For more information, contact the Office of Denominational Ministries at (817) 755-3522.

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