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2023 Distinguished Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long

November 5, 2023 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am

Sunday, November 5, 2023
10:10–11:00 a.m.

Christian Funerals: What They Mean and How They Got into Trouble

In this presentation, we will take a brief look at how the Christian funeral service developed historically, what this service means in terms of our faith, and how it has come under stress in recent decades.

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is an ordained Presbyterian minister who spent most of his career teaching homiletics (preaching) at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Princeton Seminary. In 1996, Tom was named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University, along with the likes of Fred Craddock, Billy Graham, James Forbes, Barbara Brown Taylor, and William Willimon. In 2018, Baylor came out with a new list of the 12 most effective preachers and Tom was one of only four from the original list to make the list again.

Dr. Long will also preach during our 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services on November 5.

Join us in person or livestream the 9:00 service and 10:10 presentation at:



November 5, 2023
10:10 am - 11:00 am
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
1502 W 13th St
Wilmington,DE19806United States
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