New Zealander Michael Reddell who blogs at Among Traditions posted a review of my new book Preachers Dare. He concludes: How many preachers call their people back to the Scriptures, back to the works of God, the plans of God, and the call to live as distinctly different disciples of Christ? God has plans andContinue reading “Another Preachers Dare Review”
I so much enjoyed discussing with the Crackers and Grape Juice gang the reprint of my The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything. They write: Friend of the podcast and all around Gandalf to the gang, the irascible Will Willimon returns to talk about meeting the Risen Jesus, fighting in church, Karl Barth, preaching,Continue reading “Back with Crackers & Grape Juice”
Grace Presbyterian Church in Calgary, Alberta hosted me on Zoom to talk about what it means be saved and sent by Jesus Christ whose strange and unexpected methods and intentions are always surprising us. You can now watch it on YouTube.
My talk for Matthews UMC on the lynching of Willie Earle has been published on their YouTube Channel. I wrote about the lynching, Hawley Lynn’s sermon afterwards, and what all that has to do with preaching against racism today in my book Who Lynched Willie Earle?
I’ve been hearing from clergy across the country about my new book, Leading with the Sermon. I’ve also met with a number of clergy groups who have used the book in their professional growth in ministry. My former student and friend, Wade Powell, who leads a congregation in Texas, has now done a study guide on theContinue reading “Leading with the Sermon Study Guide”
I’ll be doing a free webinar with Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church of Houston, TX on Wednesday, February 10 at 8pm EST, talking to their rector Neil Willard. We’ll be focused on my book Aging: Growing Old in Church and where I think hope can be found during this pandemic. You can register for the eventContinue reading “Aging with Hope: A Conversation”
Matthews UMC has invited me to do a talk on the lynching of Willie Earle. This event will be February 16 at 7pm on the Matthews UMC YouTube Channel. I wrote about the lynching, Hawley Lynn’s sermon afterwards, and what all that has to do with preaching against racism today in my book Who LynchedContinue reading “Talking Race with Matthews”
I talked recently with John Stephens and Matt Russell of Chapelwood UMC in Houston, Texas for their Pod Have Mercy podcast. We talked about the politics of church (such as was presented in Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and me), honing in on what it means today that the church’s politics ought to be beingContinue reading “Chatting with Chapelwood”
I had the honor of preaching in Duke Chapel on the first Sunday after 9/11. In the weeks that followed, I canvassed preachers in college pulpits around the country to find out what kinds of things they had said to their own congregations; The Sunday After Tuesday was my effort to document an important momentContinue reading “Preaching After Crisis”