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2. Who is Edward, anyway?
He is a Christian scholar, author and Bible teacher living in Houston, Texas, who has been a pulpit preacher, pastor/elder, editor, publisher and, for more than twenty years, a practicing attorney.
3. What is Edward's academic background?
As a foundation (besides having devout Christian parents who both taught the Bible), he attended Athens (Ala.) Bible School, where he had a Bible class and chapel every day for 12 years. For three years beginning in 1962, he studied under the late Homer Hailey verse-by-verse through much of the Bible at Florida College, then earned bachelor's (1967) and master's degrees (1968) in biblical languages from Abilene Christian University, followed by another year of theology and related topics at Covenant Theological Seminary and Eden Theological Seminary, both in St. Louis, Missouri. Nearly two decades later, he earned a doctorate in jurisprudence (1988) from the University of Houston. You can see his Curriculum Vitae here.
4. To which denomination does Edward belong?
Edward's heritage is in the Stone-Campbell "Restoration Movement," and he has lived most his life in the Churches of Christ, in which he presently serves. From 1975-82, he was pastor of a small nondenominational church called "Elm Street Church."
5. Does Edward minister the Word in person or only in writing?
He conducts weekend seminars, retreats or special meetings each year as able, and has preached and taught in Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Adventist, Christian, Pentecostal, Independent, Charismatic and other churches, retreats, colleges and seminaries, besides numerous Churches of Christ. To find out where Edward will be speaking in the future or to inquire into having him speak at your event, visit the Live Ministry.
6. Does gracEmail promote the doctrines of any particular sect?
No, it does not. Edward is committed to the Christ-centered Scriptures without regard to any denominational or sectarian "slant." He believes that every legitimate Christian movement has something to contribute to the body of Christ, and that all Christians should be willing to learn from each other.
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