( CNN) The NBA had its Dream Team. Musicians have the Grammys. What actor doesn’t envision holding an Oscar one day.
For only the second time in two decades, Baylor University has liberated its schedule of the 12 most “effective” ministers in the English communication. It is among the most prestigious status in the sermon professing — one that has changed the well-being of previous recipients.
Some of the pastors are theological celebrities, while others are virtual unknowns. One clergyman talks like a poet in the pulpit, conjuring one shimmering likenes after the other. Another announces down thunder while excerpting hip-hop texts and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” And one retold a New Testament story with such astonishing clevernes that his sermon disappeared viral; would-be preachers dissect his moves like basketball players study tapes of LeBron James.