The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon is professor of the practice of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School. He served as bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. For 20 years prior to that, he was dean of Duke University Chapel and a professor at Duke Divinity School. He also has served churches in Georgia and South Carolina. Willimon is the author of 60 books, including “Bishop: The Art of Questioning Authority by an Authority in Question.” He teaches and lectures widely, as well as writing the blog, A Peculiar Prophet.