38: Coffee with Will Willimon Part 2

Willimon2I’m grateful that I was still recording when the official interview ended because we’ve captured a very entertaining, off-the-cuff Will Willimon responding with very colorful stories. This recording was made in my early days, all the way back to January 2015. Bishop Willimon has kindly given us permission to share the pre and post-interview conversation. So please enjoy this atypical rendering of United Faith Leader’s Coffeepot Fellowship Podcast.
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Bishop Will Willimon and Henri Nouwen are the authors pastors read most. Speaking of “top two’s,” this was one of my first two interviews on Skype and I did not know how to separate the audio tracks. God gifted Will Willimon with a big voice and God gifted me with a gentle voice, as you will hear yourself.  We have since learned how to avoid these imbalances but this interview is far too fun and insightful to hold back from listeners.


You probably already know that Bishop Will Willimon is a funny man. Case and point, I included a bit before the formal interview demonstrating how his humor caught me off guard and left me befuddled and stammering before we even began. So, hold on to your hat, as this United Methodist Bishop tells about his 3rd Coming to Duke University and other lesson-laden stories. And if you like this … then you will definitely want to hear the extensive post-interview conversation with Bishop Willimon.

Links:

Will Willimon’s Blog: A Peculiar Prophet

Sponsor: United Faith Leaders

United Methodist Church

Sinning Like a Christian: a New Look at the 7 Deadly Sins by Will Willimon

World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age  by C. Kavin Rowe

Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry (Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church) by Ellen Davis

Reading the Parables: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church by Richard Lischer

Sermons from Duke Chapel: Voices from “a Great Towering Church” by Will Willimon

Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon

Bishop Willimon’s Email: will@duke.edu