April 30, 2023

A23: The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2023)

Will Willimon

“Sometimes Sunday can be a jarring, discordant experience,” says Will Willimon. “You settle down into the pew only to be hit over the head by some unfamiliar idea, some alien biblical text, poked in the ribs by a pushy preacher peddling an even pushier biblical passage. Not this Sunday. The 23rd Psalm offers us a meeting with an old familiar friend and carries us way back into the quaint, bygone world of sheep and shepherds.” Or does it? Will Willimon is a Bishop in the United Methodist Church, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School, and has been named as one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. He’s got something to say. This week he’s got something to say about the 23rd Psalm. Click the play button to find out what it is.

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