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March 7, 2019

Remembering Reverend Randollph

In 1965, a Methodist pastor from Illinois, Charles Merrill Smith, wrote a book of satire entitled “How to Become a Bishop Without Being Religious.” A bestseller, the book was apparently aimed—as the author stated in his introduction—at the “young preacher … [as] an inexhaustible source of counsel and inspiration in the days and years ahead.”