New Album Update I wanted to give you a quick update about the progress of the new album. Two months ago I started crowdfunding to raise money to pay for the recording costs for the new album. Total costs to pay for the remaining unpaid studio time, mixing, and mastering of the album came to […]Read More New Album Update, Podcast News, and Escape To The Lake 2018
My guest today on Voices in My Head is The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School of Duke University. He served eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North […]Read More Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 262 Guest William Willimon: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.” When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, […] […]Read More Christmas: Herod in Trouble — A Peculiar Prophet by Dr. William Willimon
“I stand at the front door of the church. It is Sunday. I like to stand here and watch people entering the church. What unites them? Sinners come in the church. Some are still in their mother’s arms. Sleeping, they come, but not of their own volition. They look innocent enough, but they are still […]Read More Jesus Only Saves Sinners by William Willimon
I want to start featuring posts by some of my favorite preachers and teachers. Here is a wonderful piece from 2007 by Methodist Bishop William Willimon. It’s wonderful. This blog post originally appeared on www.willimon.blogspot.com/2007/11/on-not-reaching-our-culture-through–our.html A good reminder to preachers about our task to NOT Reach Our Culture Through Our Preaching “Recently I […]Read More William Willimon on NOT reaching culture
What a treat is was to have Dr. Walter Brueggemann on the Voices In My Head Podcast. We had such a great discussion talking about theology, music, and where we will go if we die tonightRead More Walter Brueggemann with Rick Lee James on the Voices In My Head Podcast: Episode #152
So what can the church offer to a woman who is facing the difficult decision of how to handle an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy? This is one of the best responses I’ve come across. In my opinion the church has little to no right to condemn abortions if it isn’t willing to offer difficult alternatives […]Read More Abortion: Does The Church Really Have A Better Alternative?