Will Willimon writes so well, and so economically, that when trying to quote, it’s hard to figure what to leave out. He refers to the need for pastor/preachers to have courage because “Gospel preaching on Sunday requires finding a way to talk about matters the congregation has excluded from conversation all week. The need for …

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Being a Christian leader is hard, because Christian leadership is service in partnership, not the imposition of authority to achieve the outcomes you desire. The way of Christian leadership is that truth taught is truth lived; the Gospel received is the Gospel that compels action, and leaders model that as much as they teach it. …

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Proclamation is intrinsic to Christian life. When the disciples thought the conversation was over, the women visit a tomb and are spoken to – and then directed to go tell. It simply defies imagination to conceive of the messenger at the tomb instructing the women to communicate to the others “He is risen!” and if …

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