In a Joe McKeever cartoon, the pastor sits behind his desk. (We know it’s make-believe because the desk is clear of everything except his blotter and the nameplate with “Pastor” on it.) In front of the desk sits a layman in the church identified as “town councilmember Allgood [who] believes in long-range planning.” Allgood is saying to the pastor: “In case I decide to run for president some day, I want you to promise not to do anything or say anything stupid for the next 20 years.” (Baptist Message [La.], June 12, 2008.)

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Austin B. Tucker has pastored for more than 30 years and has taught preaching at three Southern Baptist seminaries as well as Liberty University. He also has served as guest professor and adjunctive professor at several schools including Southwestern, Southeastern, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminaries. He is now an active guest teacher and preacher in and around his home state of Louisiana.

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