Truett Seminary Welcomes Accomplished Pastor for Fall Preaching Convocation

Sept. 24, 2008

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Dr. Thomas G. Long, The Thomas Bandy Professor of Homiletics in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, will be the featured speaker at the annual Fall Preaching Convocation Sept. 29-30 at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

On Monday, Sept. 29, Long will lead a workshop "Preaching the Gospel of Mark" at Truett from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration fees for the convocation include all events and meals, including a "Dinner and Conversation with Dr. Thomas Long" at 6 p.m. Long will preach at another workshop on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Long will preach at Truett's community worship at 9:30 a.m. in the Powell Chapel. The worship is free and open to the public. A "Luncheon and Dialogue with Dr. Thomas Long" will be held at Truett at noon. Long will conclude the convocation with a lecture at the seminary at 2 p.m.

The convocation and workshop is presented by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett. The center, which opened in February 2008, is dedicated to expanding the preaching skills of pastors.

Long attended Erskine Seminary in South Carolina and received his docorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1996, Baylor recognized Long as one of the "12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking World," a survey conducted by Baylor.

He served as minister at McElroy Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and since then has taught at different seminaries, including Princeton. Long travels across the United States and Canada as a guest speaker preaching and teaching the study of homiletics.

Long has written more than a dozen books, including The Witness of Preaching, Testimony: Talking Ourselves into Being Christian and Beyond the Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship.

For information about the Fall Preaching Convocation and registration information, please call (254) 710-6874 or visit George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

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