Preacher | Teacher | Writer

Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School.

Dean of the Chapel at Duke University (’84-’04)

Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church (’04-’08)


Read about Will’s many books and other publications, including the newly released Aging.


Hear recent sermons from one of America’s best known and best loved preachers.


Learn more about Will’s career as one of America’s finest theological educators.

The Latest from Will’s Blog

Hoping for Resurrection

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”

Reading More Barth Together

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”

Evangelical Reckoning?

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 feared boredom more than heresy. They said nasty things about Jesus. Nobody ever said he was dull.”

Will Willimon, Accidental preacher

One of Will’s most recent publications, a memoir entitled Accidental Preacher, recounts, with characteristic wit and humor, moments from his rich vocational life.

Beginning with his childhood in a segregated South, Will moves through story after story of a life spent responding to God’s constant call.