“Who Lynched Willie Earle?” Conference at Wofford College

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will host a conference on South Carolina’s last lynching, the subsequent trial, a courageous sermon and the continuing challenge of preaching to confront racist. The Feb. 17 event will feature the launch of the book “Who Lynched Willie Earle: Preaching to Confront Racism,” written by Dr. Will Willimon, a 1968Continue reading ““Who Lynched Willie Earle?” Conference at Wofford College”

Willimon to Lead M.L. King Celebration in Ferguson, Missouri

Professor Will Willimon will be the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr Day commemoration in Ferguson Missouri.  The day includes a morning gathering for students, middle school and above and an afternoon in which Willimon will lead local clergy in strategizing to promote Christian conversation about race in their churches.  The day willContinue reading “Willimon to Lead M.L. King Celebration in Ferguson, Missouri”

A Sermon for Every Sunday

My friend Jim Sommerville had had an intriguing idea – video sermons keyed to the lectionary texts for every Sunday of the year. I’ve enjoyed participating in his program from the first and commend it to you.  Lots of congregations and adult learning groups are subscribing to “A Sermon Every Sunday” and listening to videoContinue reading “A Sermon for Every Sunday”

Why Christians and politics should mix

The News and Observer OP-ED MAY 14, 2016 I have met the political enemy – me and my fellow Christians who find it so hard to live our convictions Christians are ‘political’ in that beliefs, including religious beliefs, have political consequences We believe that Jesus Christ reigns, not Caesar; that God, not nations, rules theContinue reading “Why Christians and politics should mix”

Christian Solutions Can Vex Political World

February 25, 2016, The Baptist Standard By LINNEA KIRGAN / HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE—Christians can be misunderstood as they offer faithful-yet-unconventional solutions to political problems, professor and author William Willimon told participants at the annual T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University. The world may not always recognize Christians’ political solutions, acknowledged Willimon, professorContinue reading “Christian Solutions Can Vex Political World”