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Worship in Wait series presents Bishop William Willimon


March 24, 2008

The Right Rev. William H. Willimon, bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, will speak at 7 p.m. April 6 in Wait Chapel as part of the Worship in Wait series at Wake Forest University.

Willimon served as dean of the chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke University for 20 years, and is considered one of the nation's top United Methodist theologians. 

Willimon is a prolific writer, having written more than 50 books, including "Worship is Pastoral Care," which was selected in 1979 as one of the 10 most useful books for pastors by the Academy of Parish Clergy.  He is editor-at-large for The Christian Century magazine.  Willimon’s Pulpit Resource, a weekly publication, is read by more than 8,000 pastors in the United States, Canada, and Australia.  He also maintains a blog, titled “A Peculiar Prophet,” at http://willimon.blogspot.com.  A 2005 study by the Pulpit and Pew Research Center found that Willimon is the second most widely read author by mainline Protestant pastors.

Worship in Wait is a series of worship services that brings a variety of distinguished preachers from diverse traditions to Wake Forest University.  The series responds to contemporary issues within the context of ecumenical worship.

Worship in Wait is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Divinity School and the Office of the Chaplain.  All events are free and open to the public.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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