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The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and the author or editor of 14 books on preaching and worship. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and the author or editor of 14 books on preaching and worship. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

He is the chair of the Day1 Advisory Board, comprosed of leading preachers, scholars, and other leaders.

Dr. Long received his BA and M.Div. from Erskine Seminary and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1980. He began his career as a preacher at McElroy Presbyterian Church near Atlanta, GA and since that time has taught at a number of seminaries, including Princeton. Columbia, and Candler.

In 1996, Dr. Long was named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English speaking world by Baylor University, along with the likes of Fred Craddock, Billy Graham, James Forbes, Barbara Brown Taylor and William Willimon. He was ordained by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and currently his ordination is held by the PCUSA.


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The Riddles of Jesus

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)
The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long gives us some insight into the use of riddles in the bible as a method for storytelling, and what it reveals that we can learn from our faith.
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The Rev. Chris Yaw

Chris Yaw Interviews Tom Long: Preaching Better...And Longer!

The Rev. Chris Yaw (TEC)

Taken with permission from ChurchNext.tv

Average sermon length is now over 17 minutes these days - signalling the first increase in average American sermons in 200 years - says Thomas Long, Candlerprofessor and preaching expert.

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The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long - A Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss his teaching work with the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, his books on evil and suffering as well as the Christian funeral, and his thoughts on how our very own Protestant Hour archives could provide a valuable window into the history of preaching in the 20th century. Join us for a conversation of faith and hope, only on Day1.
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June 03, 2012

The Start of the Trail

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Tom Long says the doctrine of the Trinity is like a trail in a deep and mysterious forest called the life of God, and if we walk this trail we’ll discover something of what God is truly like in all of God’s beauty and wildness and splendor.
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May 27, 2012

What's the Gift?

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

As the church celebrates Pentecost, the Rev. Dr. Tom Long helps us grasp what the gift of the Holy Spirit really means in our lives and in our churches today.
ON Scripture Article

December 07, 2011

ON Scripture: Dr. Tom Long on John 1:6-8;19-28: Faith and Fear

ON Scripture

The fear about exposure and judgment comes to white hot focus in a remarkable biblical story, told early in the Gospel of John, about an investigative team dispatched from the capital city to interrogate an enigmatic preacher named John the Baptizer.
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long - "Sticks and Stones" - 30 Good Minutes

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Many people are concerned about the breakdown in civil discourse in society, the way we speak about each other in our public and political life. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, explores the power of words to hurt or to heal.
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Conversation with Tom Long - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Lillian Daniel and Daniel Pawlus in conversation with Tom Long on the power of words to create or divide a community—a family, a faith group, a nation.
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Long - "A Living Hope" on 30 Good Minutes

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

What does impudent mean? The Rev. Thomas Long discusses early Christianity and Christian hope in this inspirational message on challenges, persistence and an undying faith in the strength of God's message.

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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Long - Conversation on "A Living Hope" on 30 Good Minutes

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

A conversation on the sermon "A Living Hope" on 30 Good Minutes by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Long.
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Where You Never Expected to Be - Thomas Long on 30 Good Minutes

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Dr. Thomas Long, Professor of Preaching at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, shares a message called "Where You Never Expected to Be." He says God calls us to tasks we never imagined for ourselves and places we never expected to be. If we know how to listen, we can hear God's call right now.
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30 Good Minutes - A Conversation with Thomas Long

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Hosts Daniel Pawlus and Lydia Talbot in conversation with Thomas Long on the topic of our calling. He says the call to serve God is always costly, but never ourtside the range of our abilities. God uses the gifts and passions we have already been given to equip us for whatever it is to which we are called.
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March 30, 2009

Day1 Benefit with Dr. Tom Long - March 24th 2009

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

A recap of the March 24th benefit for Day1 and the Alliance for Christian Media kicking off the campaign for the Protestant Hour Archive project. Also featuring the 2009 Community Leaders of Faith awards.
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Day1 March Benefit - Featuring Rev. Dr. Thomas Long

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Rev. Dr. Thomas Long speaks to the Annual Day1 Benefit Gala on Tuesday, March 24th 2009. The gala celebrated the 2009 Atlanta Community Leaders of Faith and kicked off a campaign to restore the historic archives of the Protestant Hour and Day1. Community Leaders of Faith for 2009 are: Jean and Betty Mori, Gay Love, Alexis Scott, Spurgeon Richardson, Coach Bill Curry and Ann Cramer.
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Day 1 Podcast Extra- Long

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

In this Day One Podcast Extra, The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and the author or editor of 14 books on preaching and worship, shares his personal insights and experi

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July 22, 2007

Mary and Martha

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long takes a careful look at the story of the conflict between Mary and Martha and sees Jesus' call to attend closely to the Word in order to make our service deep, meaningful and lasting.

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July 15, 2007

Meeting the Good Samaritan

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long helps us see the deeper story in the parable of the Good Samaritan that Jesus is the despised and rejected Samaritan that lifts our broken lives from the ditch and into healing.

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March 21, 2004

Is There Joy in God's House?

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

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February 15, 2004

So, What about the Resurrection?

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Long explores the human need for proof of the resurrection.

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January 11, 2004

Called by Name

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.