March 12, 2017 - Keep Asking Why

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: This Sunday we venture forth from the confines of the rather straightforward, sometimes pedantic Gospel of Matthew into the luxuriant, usually mysterious… read more

March 5, 2017 - Just Say No

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: It doesn’t take long before the story of Jesus becomes conflicted. Immediately after his baptism, right after the heavenly voice proclaims… read more

February 26, 2017 - Journeying with Jesus

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: What a great way to end Epiphany, season of light, illumination, and revelation—a vivid Christophany on the mountain. In past Sundays we have explored … read more

February 19, 2017 - Can Jesus Be Serious?

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Today’s Gospel continues Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. By building upon the lex talionis, or the law of retaliation, Jesus continues to intensify … read more

February 12, 2017 - By God's Grace: Confessing, Confronting, Conquering Our Racism

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Epiphany proclaims the dawning light of God’s presence with us. This Sunday we will focus on our human response to that near presence, the demands… read more

February 5, 2017 - A Little of You Goes a Long Way

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Too often we preachers are accused of filling the air with “should,” “ought,” and “must”—of preaching everything… read more

January 29, 2017 - A Word from the Cross

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: We would like to know the specifics of the problems Paul faced in the church at Corinth. Unfortunately, Paul rarely stands aside in his letters and says… read more

January 22, 2017 - The Mission Is Fishing

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: “From that time Jesus began to announce, ‘Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!’” (Matt 4:17 CEB). With… read more

January 15, 2017 - Called to Fail

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Say what you will about the Bible. You may have historical questions and doubts about the Bible’s testimony, but at least you can’t say that the … read more

January 8, 2017 - All

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text:  It could be shown that the grand theme of the entire New Testament is God’s miraculous move toward the Gentiles, the pagans, the outsiders… read more

January 1, 2017 - Christmas Is True

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: This Sunday’s Gospel comes as a jolt that disrupts our Christmastide. This year, read on January 1, Matthew 2:13 is a jarring way to begin a new year. … read more

A Little Help from Our Friends

By William H. Willimon
A man I know, a nationally renowned social scientist, said to me shortly before Christmas, “Do you advise students in your preaching classes to get some help from more… read more
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