As director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Duke Divinity School, Dr. Willimon has loved teaching D. Min courses which combine week-long residency and online-synchronous sessions for pastors looking to step up their game through academic study and peer reflection. Here’s a sample of a story DDS has published about what goes on inContinue reading “Doctor of Ministry Program getting some love”
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A Conspiracy of Deceit
Will preached the first Sunday of Lent at his friend Jason Micheli’s church Annandale UMC in northern Virginia on Romans 5:12-19. You can find the audio here on Jason’s website or here on Apple Podcasts. The sermon starts around three minutes in and ends at around the twenty-fifth minute.
Stories by Willimon: Another Excerpt
As mentioned previously, Abingdon Press released earlier in February a collection of some of the stories Will has told in sermons, articles, and books over the years. Here’s another example of what you’ll find in its pages to whet your whistle while you wait for your copy to arrive: Sermon Slips A deep, irrational fearContinue reading “Stories by Willimon: Another Excerpt”
Leading with the Sermon: Excerpt IV
Continuing our series of excerpts from Leading with the Sermon (out now with Fortress Press!), here’s a piece on preaching as “A Mutual Endeavor”— Throughout the history of the church’s preaching, one senses a certain nervousness within the church, a recurring lament over the state of preaching. The church is right to worry about itsContinue reading “Leading with the Sermon: Excerpt IV”
Interview about Stories
Abingdon released a collection of Willimon stories earlier this month, aptly named Stories by Willimon. Will was interviewed again by Rick Lee James on his Voices In My Head podcast to talk about the Stories book. You can find the interview here or wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts. More excerpts from the bookContinue reading “Interview about Stories”
Leading with the Sermon: Excerpt III
Ministry Matters posted this excerpt from Leading with the Sermon which was released on February 4th. Muddling Through In a divergent time, leaders cannot waste energy attempting to foster unity and uniformity; rather, the leader aspires to have the congregation muddle through with enough people on board and a good-enough, workable consensus. Gil Rendle saysContinue reading “Leading with the Sermon: Excerpt III”
VIDEO: Does Jesus Matter?
As posted last week, Will did an event with Jim Wallis of Sojourners fame around Jim’s recent book Christ in Crisis. We were able to record the session, so you can watch it here. As we close in on Lent, don’t forget to check out the Lenten Call.
Sent by Jesus
Here’s a sermon preached yesterday by Bishop Willimon at Matthews UMC outside Charlotte on how Jesus’ plan for the world is being worked out now through the sending of the church.
WRAL’s David Crabtree interviewed Will recently for his podcast “Keep Listening with David Crabtree” on the subject of race; the difficulty of talking well about sin, race, and racism; how white folks can unlearn the scripts of white supremacy and relearn a truer story of the South; and what God might have to do withContinue reading “Keep Listening”
Does Jesus Matter?
Jim Wallis joined Dr. Willimon today at Duke Divinity School to talk about what our Christian faith has to do with our current political crisis. Jim presented some of the bleak facts of the political landscape including the state of gerrymandering and voter suppression and then asked the packed room whether and how Jesus mightContinue reading “Does Jesus Matter?”