Story for Christmas

I’ve been assembling a collection of some of my stories that were published in the past.  That collection will appear in the coming year as Stories by Willimon (Abingdon Press).  Here’s a Yuletide offering for you, an account of a service that occurred early in my ministry.  Allan Warren retired this year after four decadesContinue reading “Story for Christmas”

Christian Witness

For years Mark Galli has served as the brilliant editor of Christianity Today.  Mark’s groundbreaking book Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals was a landmark in Barthian studies.  As Mark heads toward retirement, he has written a heroic editorial calling for the removal of Trump for gross immorality.  We have watched North Carolina’s senatorsContinue reading “Christian Witness”

Yet Another Accidental Preacher

One of the joys since Accidental Preacher was released into the world has been hearing how helpful it has been for some of my former students. Zen Hess, a wonderful young pastoral leader, posted a review on Theology Forum where he writes, Will’s memoir is filled with honesty, joy, humor, and rich theological and pastoralContinue reading “Yet Another Accidental Preacher”

Response to Refugee Resettlement Restriction

On September 26, the White House issued an Executive Order (EO 13888) that could stop the resettlement of refugees in North Carolina.  This cruel executive order will prolong family separation for refugee families, create chaos and confusion about where refugees can be resettled, and leave refugees, former refugees, and United States citizens without supportive services.Continue reading “Response to Refugee Resettlement Restriction”

Join Me at Grace Church in Charleston 12/7-8

Consider this a reminder that on Saturday, December 7, I’ll be the guest speaker for an Advent Quiet Morning at Grace Church Cathedral (98 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401). This event will begin at 9 a.m. in Hanahan Hall with light refreshments followed by a few talks interspersed with opportunities for conversation and quiet reflection concluding atContinue reading “Join Me at Grace Church in Charleston 12/7-8”