News Release:

Sep. 10,  2013

Long Comments on New York Times Piece

long-quote-nyt.jpgTom Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, was quoted in a New York Times article about an Alabama preacher arrested on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

“There is a strand of American Christianity that boils the Gospel down to a story of, ‘Once I was blind, but now I see,’ ” said Thomas G. Long, a professor at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University who researches preaching. “Add a gallon and a half of emotional intensity, and that becomes very attractive to adolescents.”

Read the full article, "Evangelist’s Flock Keeps the Faith After His Brush With the Law," here: http://nyti.ms/165cWv0