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T. DAVID GORDON, Professor of Religion & Greek at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, will address the theme of his book "WHY JOHNNY CAN'T PREACH: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers".
Our guest, Dr. T. David Gordon, wrote the book we are discussing today after having been diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer. He was told he only had a 25 percent chance of survival, and believed he only had several months to live. The dominance of poor preaching from conservative evangelical and even Reformed pulpits is what Dr. Gordon most wanted to warn pastors and pastors-to-be about before leaving this earth and entering into eternity with Christ Jesus.
Praise be to God, Dr. Gordon is currently in remission, but out of his trial was born what should prove to be an invaluable tool to either prevent those desiring to enter the ministry from beginning their vocation as failures from behind the pulpit, or to rescue those well-meaning pastors who already have burdened their congregations with ineffective, impotent and fruitless sermons, perhaps for years.
Before joining the faculty of Grove City College, Dr. Gordon was an Associate Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for 14 years and Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH for 9 years.