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The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock

The Rev. Dr. Fred B. Craddock is the Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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Dr. Fred B. Craddock is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. Craddock has served pastorates in Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Much sought after as a lecturer, he has delivered the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, the Scott Lectures at Claremont School of Theology, the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, the Schaff Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt, the Westervelt Lectures at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, the Mullins Lectures at Southern Seminary, and Earl Lectures a Pacific School of Religion.

Reported in Newsweek as one of America's top preachers, Mr. Craddock, reared in rural Tennessee, speaks the folk idiom with prophetic authenticity. Dr. Craddock has written a number of books, including The Pre-Existence of Christ (1968), As One Without Authority (1971, rev. 1974 and 1979), 0verhearing the Gospel (1978), The Gospels (1981), commentaries on John (1982) and Philippians (1984), Preaching (1985), and a commentary on Luke (1990). Dr. Craddock has also contributed articles to various journals.

A native of Humbolt, Tennessee, Dr. Craddock is married to the former Nettie Dungan. They have a daughter and a son.

For more information about Dr. Craddock and his preaching resources, please visit www.craddocksermons.com.


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One of America's best known preachers and teachers of preachers, Dr. Fred Craddock, talks with Day1 host Peter Wallace about the art and science of preaching. This is the audio podcast version of the video interview premiered at the 2008 Festival of Homiletics. More...
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We're honored to present this special Advent series by one of America's most beloved preachers, the Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock. In this audio sermon for the fourth Sunday in Advent, "God Is With Us," Dr. Craddock concludes his series with a powerful and moving look at the Nativity (Matthew 1:18-25). More...

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We're honored to present this special Advent series by one of America's most beloved preachers, the Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock. In this audio sermon for the third Sunday in Advent, "No Wind, No Fire, and God," Dr. Craddock shares surprising insights on Jesus and John the Baptist in Matthew 11:2-11.
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Dr. Fred Craddock on Advent, Part 2: Wind, Fire, and God

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We're honored to present this special Advent series by one of America's most beloved preachers, the Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock. In this audio sermon for the second Sunday in Advent, "Wind, Fire, and God," Dr. Craddock unpacks the story of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-12).
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Dr. Fred Craddock on Advent, Part 1: Only God Knows

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We're honored to present this special Advent series by one of America's most beloved preachers, the Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock. In this audio sermon for the first Sunday in Advent, "Only God Knows," Dr. Craddock explores Jesus' teaching on the coming "day and hour" in Matthew 24:36-44.

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The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock is known throughout the church as a master preacher and mentor of preachers. The Bandy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, he is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For the Festival of Homiletics 2008 in Minneapolis, Fred discussed the art and science of preaching today with Peter Wallace (host and producer of the Day1 radio program, Day1.org).
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The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock is known throughout the church as a master preacher and mentor of preachers. The Bandy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, he is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For the Festival of Homiletics 2008 in Minneapolis, Fred discussed the art and science of preaching today with Peter Wallace (host and producer of the Day1 radio program, Day1.org).
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The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock is known throughout the church as a master preacher and mentor of preachers. The Bandy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, he is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For the Festival of Homiletics 2008 in Minneapolis, Fred discussed the art and science of preaching today with Peter Wallace (host and producer of the Day1 radio program, Day1.org).
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Storytelling in Sermons - Dr. Fred Craddock on Day1

The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock (CC(DC))

The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock is known throughout the church as a master preacher and mentor of preachers. The Bandy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, he is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For the Festival of Homiletics 2008 in Minneapolis, Fred discussed the art and science of preaching today with Peter Wallace (host and producer of the Day1 radio program, Day1.org).
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The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock is known throughout the church as a master preacher and mentor of preachers. The Bandy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, he is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For the Festival of Homiletics 2008 in Minneapolis, Fred discussed the art and science of preaching today with Peter Wallace (host and producer of the Day1 radio program, Day1.org).
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Year 2000 Special: Discussion on Preaching

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Dr. Fred Craddock and Dr. Douglas Oldenburg discuss preaching with the Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig