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)


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


Hear recent sermons from one of America’s best known and best loved preachers.


Learn more about Will’s career as one of America’s finest theological educators.

The Latest from Will’s Blog

Racial Repentance

Back in in 2017, after Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to Confront Racism was published, we had a wonderful day at Wofford College focused upon the issues of the book with many clergy, students, and scholar gathered there to explore the subjects of our racist past and our responsibilities for race and bias in the churchContinue reading “Racial Repentance”

Reading More Barth Together

Webmaster’s Note: I republish because the Zoom link has been added to the post. It will be the same address as for the prior series. Having closed out the Reading Barth Together series with Stanley on Karl Barth’s Dogmatics in Outline, all five sessions are posted on my YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. Since they went so well, Stanley andContinue reading “Reading More Barth Together”

“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.