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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I appeared yesterday on a panel hosted by my fellow Wofford Terrier Rev. Lisa Yebuah with Rev. Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross of St. Luke’s UMC in Indianapolis, Indiana and Bishop Gregory Palmer of the West Ohio Conference. Entitled “Courage and Compassion: Preaching a Prophetic Message,” we hoped to provide preachers with the encouragement they need to continueContinue reading “Courage and Compassion: Preaching a Prophetic Message”
The Lewis Center for Christian Leadership invited me on their Leading Ideas podcast where I spoke with Douglas Powe about my recent book Leading with the Sermon. We talked about how important truth telling is to preaching and why preachers must be leaders and managers among other things. You can listen here or wherever youContinue reading “Pulpit Leadership”
A reminder: tonight at 7pm on Zoom Dr. David Goatley and I will be hosting the second of our three free webinars we’re calling Confronting Racism Through Preaching: A Conversation. For this one, we’ll be joined Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr. who is the senior pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church, a large congregation in Harlem, NY, andContinue reading “Confronting Racism”
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.