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Why Johnny Can't Preach

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The editors of Modern Reformation have kindly asked me to write a bit about my new book Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers (P&R, 2009). The title is a double theft. The "Why Johnny Can't" part is stolen from Rudolph Flesch, Why Johnny Can't Read: And What You Can Do About It and Arthur Whimbey and Myra J. Linden, Why Johnny Can't Write: How to Improve Writing Skills; and the subtitle is stolen from Marshall McLuhan's famous aphorism: "The medium is the message."

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T. David Gordon is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and associate professor of religion at Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania).

Issue: "Discipleship: Wisdom for Pilgrims' Progress" Sept./Oct. 2009 Vol. 18 No. 5 Page number(s): 27-30

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