Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Michael E. Williams is a frequent guest speaker and workshop leader at regional, national, and international events. He is the author of numerous articles, stories, poems, plays and books and serves as General Editor of The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible series published by Abingdon Press.

He is the Senior Pastor at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Michael was educated at Vanderbilt University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Michael has served churches in the Tennessee Conference and taught courses for Garrett Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Candler School of Theology, and the Doctor of Ministry programs of Drew and Wesley Theological Seminaries.

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Resources

How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens

How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens

Articles

Lenten Series from West End United Methodist Church

By Michael Williams
Lent is a period self-reflection in preparation for Holy Week and the resurrection on Easter. It is a time to be honest with yourself and with God's help live a better, more… read more

Praying the Scriptures

By Michael Williams
Praying the scriptures is one of the oldest spiritual practices of the followers of Jesus. Yet few of us has been taught this practice which can enrich our teaching and preaching, … read more

A Different Sort of Spiritual Practice

By Michael Williams
Okay, so it’s drawing close to Holy Week and Easter, and it’s about time that I confessed. I didn’t give up anything for Lent this year. Instead, I took… read more

Learning to Tell Bible Stories

By Michael Williams
A Self-Directed Workshop 1. Read the story aloud at least twice. You may choose to read the translation included here or the one you are accustomed to reading. I recommend that… read more

Oral Tradition: How the Bible Came to Be

By Michael Williams
Several years ago, before a speaking engagement, I arrived early and was able to attend worship that Sunday. I entered the sanctuary and noticed the stained glass windows. Each… read more

The Good Shepherd

By Michael Williams
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