Descent and Assent: Lent Devotions

This Lent Abingdon Press has published my book, Thank God It’s Thursday: Encountering Jesus at the Table.  The book is a sort of companion to my Thank God It’s Friday, which received a gratifying reception from the church. Thank God It’s Thursday utilizes the last chapters of John’s Gospel to reflect upon the significance ofContinue reading “Descent and Assent: Lent Devotions”

His Hour Had Come: Lent Devotions

This Lent, Abingdon Press has published my book, Thank God It’s Thursday: Encountering Jesus at the Table.  The book is a sort of companion to my Thank God It’s Friday, which received a gratifying reception from the church. Thank God It’s Thursday utilizes the last chapters of John’s Gospel to reflect upon the significance ofContinue reading “His Hour Had Come: Lent Devotions”

New from Will Willimon: Thank God It’s Thursday

Thank God It’s Thursday is the prequel to bestselling author Will Willimon’s highly successful, Thank God It’s Friday. Following the book of John, Will Willimon focuses on Jesus’ teaching of his disciples prior to his own death but also before their own hour of decision. The climax of the Gospel is when Jesus pours outContinue reading “New from Will Willimon: Thank God It’s Thursday”

Becoming Like Little Children

Though Jesus did not, at first, impress us as the Messiah (by refusing to live up to our expectations of what a messiah is), eventually, some got the point and worshiped him. They adored him, not necessarily as the means to a better world, not as an effective catalyst for social change, but rather asContinue reading “Becoming Like Little Children”

Interview with Faith and Leadership at Duke University

Bishop Willimon was recently interviewed about his new novel Incorporation by Faith and Leadership, a blog by Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. Read what Willimon had to say about church life, his new book, and God. Q: You have written many books, but this is your first novel. What is it about? “Incorporation” is aboutContinue reading “Interview with Faith and Leadership at Duke University”