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Dr. Cleophus LaRue is the Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He 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. He has written a number of books, which include I Believe I'll Testify: Reflections on African American Preaching; More Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons, editor;
This Is My Story: Testimonies and Sermons of Black Women in Ministry, editor (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005); and The Heart of Black Preaching (Westminster John Knox Press, 1999).
Dr. LaRue was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the state of black preaching and now serves on CUBM's board of advisors. Join John and Karla as they talk about ministry, preaching and how God prepares the preacher.
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