Monday, April 20, 2009

Craddock's Invaluable Advice for Preachers

I've been thinking about preaching lately. What is the purpose of it? What makes a good sermon? Which style is most effective? What do I want to change about the way I preach, and what do I want to retain that is unique to who I am as a servant of God's word?

While we were on vacation two weeks ago, my Family and I had the privilege of attending Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Cherry Log, GA, where Fred Craddock holds the position of Pastor Emeritus. Craddock, if you aren't aware, is considered one of the premier preachers of our time and serves as Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (click here for more info).

The following advice was invaluable for me. One of these videos nearly brought tears to my eyes; I just needed to hear this today. But I didn't cry, because I'm kind of reserved, which, according to Fred, is ok. I have to be myself.


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