Racism: A Peculiarly American Sin

During February Abingdon Press will publish my, Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to Confront Racism.  The book is a “labor of love,” a tragedy that has captured my imagination over a lifetime, a topic that has been one of my major concerns.  Who Lynched Earle? opens with a lynching in my hometown when I was oneContinue reading “Racism: A Peculiarly American Sin”

“Who Lynched Willie Earle?” Conference at Wofford College

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will host a conference on South Carolina’s last lynching, the subsequent trial, a courageous sermon and the continuing challenge of preaching to confront racist. The Feb. 17 event will feature the launch of the book “Who Lynched Willie Earle: Preaching to Confront Racism,” written by Dr. Will Willimon, a 1968Continue reading ““Who Lynched Willie Earle?” Conference at Wofford College”

Lord, Forgive Us the Sin of Patience

This post originally appeared with Religion News Service. Please note that Bishop Willimon will also be speaking at the MLK Jr Day Celebration in Ferguson, Missouri. December 1955, Holt Street Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala. That day, a courageous community activist, Rosa Parks, had been forced off a city bus and jailed. That night, a hurt,Continue reading “Lord, Forgive Us the Sin of Patience”

Christian Talk about the Sin of Racism

During February Abingdon Press will publish my, Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to Confront Racism.  The book is a “labor of love,” a tragedy that has captured my imagination over a lifetime, a topic that has been one of my major concerns.  Who Lynched Earle? opens with a lynching in my hometown when I was oneContinue reading “Christian Talk about the Sin of Racism”

Willimon to Lead M.L. King Celebration in Ferguson, Missouri

Professor Will Willimon will be the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr Day commemoration in Ferguson Missouri.  The day includes a morning gathering for students, middle school and above and an afternoon in which Willimon will lead local clergy in strategizing to promote Christian conversation about race in their churches.  The day willContinue reading “Willimon to Lead M.L. King Celebration in Ferguson, Missouri”