Mercer University
McAfee School of Theology

Preaching Consultation

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Dates: October 4-6, 2015
Location: Chatanoogan Hotel, Chattanooga, TN | 1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 | (423) 756-3400


A registration link will be created in the near future. For more information about the event, call Diane Frazier at 678-547-6470.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Thomas Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University

About the Speaker

Dr. Long's research interests are contemporary homiletical theory, biblical hermeneutics and preaching. His most recent book,What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith, explores questions of God and human suffering, and was named “2011 Book of the Year” by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Long’s 1989 bookThe Witness of Preaching—now in its second edition—is one of the most widely used texts on preaching, appearing on class reading lists in seminaries across the country and world. In 2010,Preachingmagazine namedThe Witness of Preachingone of the 25 most influential books in preaching for the last 25 years. Long’sPreaching from Memory to Hopewas named as one of the “top ten books for parish ministry published in 2009” by the Academy of Parish Clergy. 

The author of 21 books to date, Long is a frequent contributor toThe Christian Centuryand theJournal for Preachers, and a popular presenter at preaching conferences worldwide. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).