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Pastor practices what he preaches

Excerpted from The Montpelier, the magazine of James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Cecil Bradfield has flopped an old cop-out firmly on its hypocritical head. "Do as I do, not as I say," sums up the educational approach of the sociology professor and Aging and Family Studies program director at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Whether it's visiting residents in nursing homes, working with Harrisonburg's homeless at Mercy House or cleaning an outhouse in Appalachia, Bradfield, 60, an ELCA pastor, never asks a student to do something he's not willing to do himself.


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