Will Willimon

True Myth

From my recent Substack: Can We Talk?

If you are like me, growing up in a Southern Baptist Fundamentalist version of the Christian Faith, any reference to anything in the Bible as myth raised a red flag. It was probably worse than that. For many, it still is.

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What About Those Scary Others Not in the Hallway? Or, There Still More to Learn

“What is a Southern Baptist doing reading Walter Brueggemann?” The email questioner was a fellow Southern Baptist pastor. From his perspective Brueggemann was not on the approved reading list for those in our tribe. I politely replied and kept reading. In my last post I was hopeful to disabuse … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is the Key – Weekly Video with Bishop Desmond Tutu

“Love keeps no record of wrongs.” Surely the Apostle Paul gives us an ideal too great for humans to exercise. At least that is what we would think. And, many a Christian explanation seems to confirm.

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The Rupture of Forgiveness In a World of Revenge

Today pastors will preach on the day the United States collectively remembers 9/11 ten years later. My sermon title for this morning is the title for this post, “The Rupture of Forgiveness In a World of Revenge.” I don’t often talk about preaching here. Today is different.… Continue reading

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