Craddock to Lead Series on Preaching at McAfee


ATLANTA – Nationally acclaimed preacher Dr. Fred Craddock will present a five-part workshop titled “Taking P301 Again for the First Time: How We Can Stay Fresh in Our Own Preaching” on consecutive Thursdays from 1-3 p.m., Oct. 3 – 31, in Cecil B. Day Hall on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. The cost is $125, and participants should register by Sept. 20 by calling (678) 547-6470 or (888) 471-9922.

Craddock is the Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament emeritus at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He is an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ Church and preaches regularly at the Cherry Log Christian Church in Blue Ridge, Ga.

He has served pastorates in Tennessee and Oklahoma, taught at the Graduate Seminary of Phillips University in Enid, Okla., and written 16 books, including works on preaching and commentaries on John, Philippians and Luke.

Craddock holds a number of distinguished lectureships including the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale University, the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt, the Mullins Lectures at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The McAfee School of Theology was founded in 1996 with the mission of preparing students for parish ministry. Mercer University is one of the largest Baptist-affiliated institutions in the world and is the only university of its size in the nation to offer programs in liberal arts, business, education, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, theology and law.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has been ranked among the leading regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report for 13 consecutive years. Led by President R. Kirby Godsey, Mercer enrolls more than 7,300 students in its nine schools and colleges on campuses in Macon and Atlanta.

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