Dr. Thomas G. Long is Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BA degree from Erskine College, a Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Long's field is in Homiletics and is a strong proponent of the two pillars of preaching: strong exegetical work held alongside with strong presentation skills. His most recently completed research surrounds the theology and practice of Christian funerals, culminating in his 2009 book, Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral. The author of 19 books to date, Long is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century and the Journal for Preachers, and a popular presenter at preaching conferences worldwide. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).