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Re:membering Easter (You are a Classic!)

March 23, 2018

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Re:membering Easter (You are a Classic!)

I choose to attend Candler School of Theology at Emory University because I wanted to be a pulpit preacher.  I didn’t know a thing back then about leadership but I wanted to learn to preach the bark off a tree!  The head of the Homiletics Department was Dr. Fred Craddock; he was considered the best preaching professor in the country.  His book Preaching was the textbook other seminaries used; his storytelling was legendary and the opportunity to learn the craft of preaching from the master was what brought me to Atlanta.  Dr. Craddock taught us that words are the tools with which great preaching is fashioned.  Preachers must not only be careful with words (for they are potentially dangerous) but must also protect them (from both overuse and neglect) and apply them to a greater good (the Kingdom of God).   He reminded us often…

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