Author

Will Willimon

Professor of the practice of Christian ministry

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon is professor of the practice of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School. He served as bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. For 20 years prior to that, he was dean of Duke University Chapel and a professor at Duke Divinity School. He also has served churches in Georgia and South Carolina. Willimon is the author of over 70 books, including “Bishop: The Art of Questioning Authority by an Authority in Question.” He teaches and lectures widely, as well as writing the blog, A Peculiar Prophet.

Will Willimon: Incorporation

The inner life of a fictional church in the Midwest is the subject of a novel by the bishop who served the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012.

Listening like a bishop

Most people who have the leader's ear want to talk about protecting the status quo, says United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon. The trick is to find people who have not been heard.

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Four ministries receive awards for catalyzing transformation

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.

Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.

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