In our third session of the Reading More Barth Together webinars, we looked at “The Gift of Freedom,” in which Barth sketches the understanding of freedom he thinks necessary for evangelical ethics, and Stanley and I answered some of your questions. You can watch it here on my YouTube channel.
My friend Stanley celebrates (in pandemic isolation) his eightieth birthday today. A few years ago Rob Lee conducted this interview with Stanley. Stanley says some kind things about me and Patsy and also gave me some advice. You might enjoy giving thanks to God for Stanley by listening to this interview. -Will
Stories by Willimon, the compendium of some of my favorites to tell which Abingdon published earlier this year, is now available as an audiobook with yours truly as the narrator. When Jesus wanted to make a point, he told a story, so I’ve tried to do the same. –Will
We had our first session of Reading More Barth Together, webinars where Stanley and I work through Barth’s essay collection The Humanity of God and take your questions. You can watch it here on my YouTube channel.
My sermon for the National Cathedral’s online worship service is now posted online. You can watch the whole service here. I connected the parable of the sower to our plagues of pandemic and white supremacy. -Will
I’ll be preaching in the National Cathedral service on Sunday, July 12 at 11:15am EST which will be streamed on their YouTube Channel and posted here afterwards. This will be my fourth sermon from the Cathedral pulpit. I follow my former student William Barber who preached there four Sundays ago. You’ll hear me begin my sermon,Continue reading “Hoping for Resurrection”
Having closed out the Reading Barth Together series with Stanley on Karl Barth’s Dogmatics in Outline, all five sessions are posted on my YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. Since those went so well, Stanley and I have decided that we’ll be Reading More Barth Together, starting July 14th. In 1960, the American church got its first look at three of KarlContinue reading “Reading More Barth Together”
No one expected Jerry Falwell, Jr., or Franklin Graham to do anything other than support Trump; it’s fully in line with their right-wing politics. More discouraging and greatly damaging is that evangelicals like Eric Metaxas, Ralph Reed, Albert Mohler, and Robert Jeffress stepped so eagerly in line behind a man who, before he realized thatContinue reading “Evangelical Reckoning?”
I take now a break from reprinting tidbits from the blog’s WLWE?:PTCR archives to alert you to something UM Discipleship published of mine yesterday. It begins, “Two Sundays after the murder of George Floyd. Again, no mention of BLM, George, Ahmaud, or race from our pulpit,”she said. “I’m heartbroken. If the Christian faith has nothingContinue reading “Preaching Grace for an Anti-racist Church”
Back in in 2017, after Who Lynched Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism was published, we had a wonderful day at Wofford College focused upon the issues of the book with many clergy, students, and scholar gathered there to explore the subjects of our racist past and our responsibilities for race and bias in the churchContinue reading “Racial Repentance”