From The Huffington Post: Churches Need to Take Care of Business

Will Willimon, Professor of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School and a United Methodist Bishop, retired Originally posted: 11/12/2015 4:07 pm EST Updated: 11/12/2015 4:59 American churches have been languishing in an “attendance recession.”  Fewer Americans go to church.  Now, from the Pew Research Center, comes word that Americans who identify with a specific religion declined six percentContinue reading “From The Huffington Post: Churches Need to Take Care of Business”

Ministry Matters™ | The Wesleys, holiness and life in the Spirit

John and Charles Wesley sought to renew the Church of England by having Christians take seriously that they were called to live holy lives. The Wesleys stressed that every Christian should be sanctified. Sanctification is the term used to describe the work of the Holy Spirit to free our lives from sin. Accordingly John andContinue reading “Ministry Matters™ | The Wesleys, holiness and life in the Spirit”

How Odd of God–

My book, How Odd of God, is my attempt to show the relevance of Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Election for today’s preachers. Here is an excerpt from that book that gives you an indication of the encouragement and critique I hope to give contemporary preachers: 1. God is the primary agent of preaching. (see earlierContinue reading “How Odd of God–”