In this documentary “A Will to Preach,” join me as I move through the process of preparing to preach at a church in Salisbury, NC. Included on that webpage is an interview I did in February at Buncombe United Methodist Church in Greenville, SC. Hope you enjoy!
Below are each of the three Beecher Lectures given at Yale Divinity School this fall. I hope you’ll find these lectures helpful as you continue in the ministry into which God has called you. Thanks to those who were able to tune in!
On the outset of the Beecher Lectures, here’s a video I did as a part of the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry & Leadership in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. It’s one of ten videos in a series called “Preachers on Preaching.” Enjoy!
“The cross is what you get for walking with Jesus.”
As you prepare for worship this week, I hope you’ll find this sermon helpful. Here’s a link to a few other sermons, headlined by my friend Jason Micheli.
I had the opportunity in August to lead a Bible study on Malachi, the final book found on the scroll of the Minor Prophets. I hope that you’ll find, whether you’re preaching or teaching or studying this book for yourself, some of these comments to be helpful!
Dr. Herbert Fain has invited me to join him on September 9th to discuss the practice of ministry with his students. You can find more information on how to join below:
FE 651/652 Ministry Practicum & IE 601/602 Integrative Experience
Guest Speaker via Zoom Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon
Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Zoom Meeting Information:
Dial in Number: 346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 850 3230 1793 Passcode: 447848
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85032301793?pwd=MVV2dXFFUHFPVnc1MFVPSE14W HJ5UT09
I hope you enjoy this interview Stanley Hauerwas and I did for our friends over at The Christian Century.
“Woundedness is the predictable price we pay for being sent on outrageous assignments by Jesus.”
Here’s a video titled “After Church History: Can Canadian Christians Evangelize?” I join my friend Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee, who’s on the faculty at Vancouver School of Theology. We talk about a “post-colonial, post-imperialist, unapologetic apology for Christian witness today.” Enjoy!
I’ve enjoyed your response to my two sermons that I posted last week. It’s fun to see the comparisons that you have made. This week, I thought it might be fun for me to share with you the sermon I preached Sunday at First Baptist, Asheville and have you share your feedback with me and others.
Using the assigned lectionary Gospel for this Sunday, I preached on the church as a place for telling the truth. What’s your response to my sermon attempt? Post your responses and let’s have a conversation about preaching as truth-telling.
Friends: No preacher preaches the same sermon twice. Different contexts make for different sermons. A preacher keeps working with a biblical text and the text works with the preacher so the second time around, the sermon will be different. I preached this sermon, in a studio, a couple of months ago for Jim Somerville’s A Sermon Every Sunday. You can read the manuscript here.
Then, I preached a sermon on the same text on July 4 at First Baptist Asheville. I thought some of you might like to see how that sermon kept changing and how a different context helped to produce a somewhat different sermon.
How did the two sermons differ, and if they did, how do you think the context informed those differences?