Peaching with the Risen Christ

By William H. Willimon
This quarter’s Pulpit Resource gives all of us preachers an opportunity to be reminded that one of the greatest challenges of Christian preaching is working with the Risen… read more

March 9, 2008 - Lazarus, Jr.

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Whenever we encounter the story of Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead, I always think it a bit strange that the Revised Common Lectionary has us read… read more

June 26, 2011 - On a Wild and Windy Mountain

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Genesis This Sunday we shall tackle one of the most challenging texts in scripture—Genesis 22:1-14, the story of Abraham being restrained from sacrificing his… read more

June 19, 2011 - God on the Go

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew Our Gospel takes place at the very end of the Gospel of Matthew. This year we have been living with Matthew, Year A in the Lectionary. We have tried to keep… read more

June 12, 2011 - Church Disrupted

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Acts Because it’s Pentecost and because this is sometimes referred to by us preachers as the “birthday of the church,” perhaps it’s good to… read more

June 5, 2011 - Prayerful Obedience

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Jesus’ main point in his “high priestly prayer” is his desire to glorify God and for his disciples to do the same. We must, therefore… read more

May 29, 2011 - God--In You!

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John We are continuing to explore the implications of the resurrection in today’s continuation of the farewell discourse in John 14. Jesus continues to elevate… read more

May 22, 2011 - Power Surge

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John In today’s Gospel, Jesus is preparing his disciples for his imminent departure. This prompts anxious questions from his followers that center around the… read more

May 15, 2011 - Life Abundant

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Lectionary preachers may groan at this week’s lineup of lessons: yet another round of sheep and shepherd images. The 1 Peter pericope concludes with a… read more

May 8, 2011 - If Easter Is True

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Luke Here, in the aftermath of the resurrection, we are still trying to figure out the world now that Jesus Christ has been risen from the dead. Appropriately, all of … read more

May 1, 2011 - Easter Forgiveness

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Today’s Gospel is part of a series of John’s post-resurrection stories that centers on Jesus’ appearance before his frightened disciples. The… read more

April 24, 2011 - Easter: Obeying Is Believing, Is Seeing

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew Chapter 28 is the grand culmination of Matthew’s carefully crafted story of Jesus. In this chapter, Matthew skillfully brings together a number of… read more
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