I preached for Epworth UMC of Toledo, Ohio this Palm Sunday. The sermon starts at 31:30.
A review was released last month in the Englewood Review of Books by Andrew Camp of my recently republished book The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything. He writes: This is the challenge that the strong need to be confronted with. The church needs to stop placating people, giving out nice, naïve platitudes, andContinue reading “The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything in Review”
Faced with a story so demanding, the church has got to stop what it’s doing and listen, allowing this story to have its say. A story so true, so real—no way that we could have made it up on our own or it could have arisen from our wishful thinking. Most preachers are careful notContinue reading “Preaching Holy Week 2021”
What is Christian preaching? How is it changing? What makes a good Easter sermon? At the invitation of Cathy Jamieson the SCUMC Columbia District Superintendent, I offered practical tips to her ministers along with others from around the state on preaching during Holy Week and Easter this year to encourage and strengthen in them inContinue reading “Easter Preaching”
A review in Christianity Today argues that Aging: Growing Old in Church is among seven books that belong in your pastoral care library this Spring. Michael Niebauer, rector of Incarnation Church in State College, Pennsylvania, and a teaching fellow at Trinity School for Ministry, writes: Will Willimon invites pastors to think intentionally about their ownContinue reading “Aging Press”
Since Rick Lischer and I have an article coming out soon in The Christian Century about preaching Holy Week this year, we wanted also to do another webinar, much like our Preaching Advent 2020, to converse further about it and, we hope, answer any pressing questions you may have. This webinar is free over Zoom.Continue reading “Preaching Holy Week 2021”
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.