Preacher | Teacher | Writer

Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School.

Dean of the Chapel at Duke University (’84-’04)

Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church (’04-’08)

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Read about Will’s many books and other publications, including the newly released Aging.


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The Latest from Will’s Blog

Some thoughts on evangelism

Here’s a video titled “After Church History: Can Canadian Christians Evangelize?” I join my friend Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee, who’s on the faculty at Vancouver School of Theology. We talk about a “post-colonial, post-imperialist, unapologetic apology for Christian witness today.” Enjoy!

Grumpy Old Men

The gang at Crackers&Grape Juice is featuring me and Tony Robinson responding to questions from pastors and other church leaders. We Grumpy Old Men welcome your questions and we’ll have fun responding.

“I feared boredom more than heresy. They said nasty things about Jesus. Nobody ever said he was dull.”

Will Willimon, Accidental preacher

One of Will’s most recent publications, a memoir entitled Accidental Preacher, recounts, with characteristic wit and humor, moments from his rich vocational life.

Beginning with his childhood in a segregated South, Will moves through story after story of a life spent responding to God’s constant call.