William H. Willimon

William H. Willimon

Will Willimon, is Bishop of the UMC (ret.), Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School, and Pastor of Duke Memorial UMC in Durham, NC.

The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon served as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, for eight years before retiring. As Bishop, 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.

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Resources

CEB Common English Wesley Study Bible, DecoTone

CEB Common English Wesley Study Bible, DecoTone

Pastor

Pastor

The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon

The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon

Incarnation

Incarnation

Articles

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

Word and Water

By William H. Willimon
Once upon a time I went out to a small rural church to baptize a twelve-year-old boy whom a pastor had been instructing in the faith. I was happy to oblige until the pastor said… read more
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