A Peculiar Prophet may be accessed on today.duke.edu/opinion

From Duke news office to Bishop Willimon: your blog is now featured on Duke Today’s opinion page — http://today.duke.edu/opinion.  The page is updated daily and, thanks to writers like you, provides a valuable glimpse of the intellectual commentary that our faculty and staff produce every day.  Please tell your friends/colleagues about the Duke opinion page,Continue reading “A Peculiar Prophet may be accessed on today.duke.edu/opinion”

God revealing God — from Bishop Willimon’s new book, Incarnation

This month Abingdon Press published my book Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth.  This is the first installment in my new series on theology for the church.  Future writers in the series will be Stanley Hauerwas and Fleming Rutledge, friends of mine who have great talent for talking about the glories of ChristianContinue reading “God revealing God — from Bishop Willimon’s new book, Incarnation”

Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth — No Image of God but from God

In November, Abingdon Press published my book Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth.  This is the first installment in my new series on theology for the church.  Future writers in the series will be Stanley Hauerwas and Fleming Rutledge, friends of mine who have great talent for talking about the glories of ChristianContinue reading “Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth — No Image of God but from God”

Bishop Willimon’s new book, Incarnation: the Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth

Incarnation The Surprising Overlap of Heaven & Earth By William H. Willimon Published 11/2013 Heaven and earth interlock in the person of Jesus, a Jew from Nazareth. Jesus defies simplistic, effortless, undemanding explications. To be sure, Jesus often communicated his truth in simple, homely, direct ways, but his truth was anything but apparent and undemanding in the living.CommonContinue reading “Bishop Willimon’s new book, Incarnation: the Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth”

Review — Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit

This book came to me just when I needed it. This past June, the bishop appointed me to a church. The congregation had previously suffered decline but had recently experienced some modest growth. A congregational long range plan dictated that they would be at 400 attendance in four years but they had been stuck atContinue reading “Review — Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit”