William H. Willimon

William H. Willimon

The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He is recently retired after serving eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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Resources

Conversations with Barth on Preaching -  eBook

Conversations with Barth on Preaching - eBook

Pastor

Pastor

Pastor

Pastor

This We Believe

This We Believe

Articles

Review: ‘Worship Ways for the People Within Your Reach’

By William H. Willimon
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Review: Overflow

By William H. Willimon
This book came to me just when I needed it. This past June, the bishop appointed me to a church. The congregation had previously suffered decline but had recently experienced some … read more

Scripture Reads Us

By William H. Willimon
This video is a clip from session six of Animate: Bible. Animate: Bible is a seven-session exploration of the Bible for adults that features perspectives from Christian thought… read more

Encountering Jesus at the Lord's Table

By William H. Willimon
Sometimes, while reading John’s Gospel, my eyes blear and everything fades into a vague misty blue. The Fourth Gospel can have that effect on people. John’s Gospel is… read more

Dinner with Jesus

By William H. Willimon
It’s odd, even for the odd Gospel of John. Jesus is in Bethany entertained by his good friends Mary and Martha. (John 12:1-11.) John casually remarks that Lazarus, whom… read more

Ten Tips for Holier Holy Communion

By William H. Willimon
The Christian faith is proved in its performance. This faith is not so much a set of beliefs or propositions, but a way of life, something we do, a way we walk, a set of embodied… read more
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