The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon

Find within this volume many of Will’s finest sermons.


Duke Chapel Archives

Hundreds of sermons, dating from 1977 to 2002, arranged by Scriptural text and place in the liturgical year, available as:

Recent Sermons

September 4, 2020 @ Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School, Durham NC

July 12, 2020 @ Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC: Double Pandemic

December 15, 2019 @ Edenton St. United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC: Questioning Jesus

November 10, 2019 @ St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, NC: Resurrected Hope

October 29, 2019 @ Pinnacle Presbyterian, Scottsdale, AZ: Sub Specie Aeternitas

June 11, 2019 @ Florida Annual Conference: Communion Sermon

March 31, 2019 @ Harrison Church, Charlotte, NC: By God’s Grace It’s Not Too Late

First Sunday of Advent 2018 @ Duke Chapel: Like it or not, God’s Redemption

Spring Convocation 2018 @ Beeson Divinity: Talkative God

November 13, 2016 @ Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria, VA: Fear of the Other

January 31, 2016 @ Marble Collegiate Church: Jesus Goes His Own Way

April 3, 2011 at the National Cathedral

November 18, 2012 at Duke Chapel, “World Rocked by God”

April 4, 2011 at Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX: The Strange Ways in Which Christians Change the World

September 18, 2011 at Duke Chapel, “Only a Savior Like Jesus Could Love People Like You”

September 10, 2010 @ Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX: How Do You Keep at Ministry?

My Podcast

The current podcast can be found on the iTunes store with recent sermons here.

The former podcast from the tenure as Bishop of the North Alabama Annual Conference is archived here with many sermons, lectures, and talks between 2007 and 2012. For the Apple-averse, many of those episodes are on Stitcher as well.

Other People’s Podcasts

I gave a talk on preaching for Lutheran The Philadelphia Seminary

An appearance on The Christian Century‘s podcast to talk about preaching.

Coffee Pot Fellowship had me on for a two part episode: here’s Part 1, and here’s Part 2.

Kate Bowler had me on her Everything Happens podcast to talk about vocation.

My friends at Crackers & Grape Juice have often wanted to talk to me.

  • Here’s the first one on “Stopping the Obsession with Clergy Coitus.”
  • On a different episode, we talked about my book on the lynching of Willie Earle and “The Idolatry of Race.”
  • During General Conference, I advocated that we “Keep On Muddling” through our difficulties.
  • Discussing the memoir Accidental Preacher.

Here with Rick Lee James regarding Accidental Preacher.

An episode With Jared Ellis for The Homilist

David Crabtree’s Keep Listening: Listen here

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Leading with the Sermon

Rector’s Cupboard: Accidental Preacher and Stories

The Quest Podcast: COVID and the Church

With Beeson Divinity

Faith & Life lecture: “Faith & Salvation: The Peculiarity of Being Saved by Jesus

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