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Episode 24: Mike Cope on the present and future of preaching


For almost 40 years, Mike Cope preached in Church of Christ congregations from North Carolina to Arkansas to Texas. Now at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, he directs the annual Bible lectures, leads church relations efforts, and takes on the challenge of educating and forming a new generation of ministers and preachers. In this episode, Cope talks about the state of preachers and preaching in the Church of Christ tradition, the headwinds congregations and ministers face together in the 21st century, and what gives him hope and inspiration for the future of those preaching gospel. 

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