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William H. Willimon

William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Ministry at Duke University Divinity School. A retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, he served previously as Dean of Duke Chapel. Recognized as one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, he is the author of several books, including A Guide to Preaching and Leading Worship and The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon, published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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By William H. Willimon
William Willimon, one of the world's most admired preachers, offers his practical and sage advice for some of the most basic tasks of ministry: preparing, delivering, and evaluating sermons; planning, leading, and evaluating worship services; offerin...
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Acts 
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
By William H. Willimon
Willia m Willimon combines the latest findings in Lukan scholarship with the pastoral, educational, and theological concerns of the local church to provide a new interpretation of Acts. He bases his commentary on the idea that the purpose of Acts wa...
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Acts 
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
By William H. Willimon
William Willimon combines the latest findings in Lukan scholarship with the pastoral, educational, and theological concerns of the local church to provide a new interpretation of Acts. He bases his commentary on the idea that the purpose of Acts was ...
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Bishop 
The Art of Questioning Authority By an Authority in Question
By William H. Willimon
As a church leader, it's easy to make the wrong move and find yourself in a bad position. "What to teach; How to teach; What to do," were the three questions Wesley employed at his first conferences. In sixty previous books Will Willimon has worked t...
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By Richard Lischer, William H. Willimon
The Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching is the most comprehensive reference work on preaching available in the English language. No other book so richly combines concerns for the practice of preaching with theological themes and historical tradition. I...
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The Early Preaching of Karl Barth 
Fourteen Sermons with Commentary by William H. Willimon
By Karl Barth, William H. Willimon
Westminster John Knox Press is proud to present this special collection of fourteen of Karl Barth's World War I-era sermons--the only English language collection of Barth's sermons preached between 1917 and 1920 when he was a parish pastor in Safenwi...
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By William H. Willimon
Much more than a personal experience, the Holy Spirit is who God is and what God does as the Trinity, whether we feel it or not. It is the birthday of the church as created through the Spirit, giving the church the task of pointing the world to Jesus...
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How Odd of God 
Chosen for the Curious Vocation of Preaching
By William H. Willimon
Election is a strange word when used in theology. It brings to mind old debates about what God might or might not have done before the foundation of the world. But viewed apart from that historical baggage, the word 'election' is about a central gosp...
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By William H. Willimon
Should the pulpit be used as a place to address issues of congressional conflict? After first examining the nature of conflict within human groups, William H. Willimon discusses how to prepare sermons on controversial subjects, suggesting ways to use...
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By William H. Willimon
Worship--the central task of the Christian community--is the focus of this thought-provoking book. William Willimon moves from theological understanding to the practical skills needed for preaching and worship leadership. He offers useful guidelines ...
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Preaching to Strangers 
Evangelism in Today's World
By Stanley Hauerwas, William H. Willimon
These twelve sermons by renowned author and pastor William Willimon, with responses by theologian Stanley Hauerwas, demonstrate the fruitfulness and difficulty of the interaction between theologians and practicing pastors. In this book, the authors s...
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Resident Aliens 
Life in the Christian Colony
By Stanley M. Hauerwas, William H. Willimon
In this bold and visionary book, two leading Christian thinkers explore the alien status of Christians in today's world. It is a provocative Christian assessment of culture and ministry for people who know that something is wrong.
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Sinning Like a Christian 
A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins
By William H. Willimon
The seven deadly sins are a well-known topic, but, surprisingly, not much has been written about them in recent years from a serious theological viewpoint. Will Willimon's engaging book, which takes an unflinching look at the meaning and substance of...
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Thank God It's Friday 
Encountering the Seven Last Words from the Cross
By William H. Willimon
Christ's seven last words from the cross have long been a source of reflection, challenge, and soul- searching. These simple statements contain the full range of human emotions and divine self-revelation: grief, compassion, despair, forgiveness, phys...
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Thank God It's Thursday 
Encountering Jesus at the Lord's Table As If For the Last Time
By William H. Willimon
T hank God It's Thursday is the prequel to bestselling author Will Willimon's highly successful, Thank God It's Friday. Following the book of John, Will Willimon focuses on Jesus' teaching of his disciples prior to his own death but also before their...
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