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The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue

The Rev. Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue is the associate professor of homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

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The Rev. Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue is the associate professor of homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

Cleophus J. LaRue, Princeton Theological Seminary's Francis Landey Patton Associate Professor of Homiletics, received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Baylor University, his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton Seminary. He specializes in the theory and method of African American preaching and worship. An ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention of America, LaRue is the former pastor of two churches in Texas as well as the former interim pastor of churches in Harlem and Jamaica Queens, New York. He is a frequent speaker at churches, seminaries, and conferences throughout the country and is a member of the Academy of Homiletics.

Major Publications:

The Heart of Black Preaching (Westminster John Knox Press, 1999)

Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons, editor. (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002)

This Is My Story: Testimonies and Sermons of Black Women in Ministry (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005)


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The University of Adversity

Jeremiah 12:1-6

October 26, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue (other)

This is a very interesting passage of scripture before us today, for in a portion of this scripture God is portrayed as the one who is doing the talking. Jeremiah, who places these words in the mouth of God, is acting as if he has called God into court to give an account of his actions. In verses 1-4, Jeremiah charges God with catering to the wicked; and in verse five, God answers the charge, "If you have raced with foot-runners and they have wearied you..."

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The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue

Why Bother?

Acts 17:16-23

October 12, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue (other)

Splattered across the front doors of a trendy restaurant in Palo Alto, California, were these words: This is a bad place for a diet! That most visible, in-your-face warning suggested to me that there are certain places where some requests are out of order and certain times where some appeals are in poor taste. No matter how noble, how worthy, how life-giving they are in and of themselves, there are certain times and certain places where it is simply unseemly to speak of some things.

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Rev. Cleophus Larue - Podcast Extra Interview

The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue (other)

The Rev. Cleophus Larue discusses his calling, his early work as a reporter, and the African American church.