Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism

Who Lynched Willie Earle

By Will Willimon. Uses the true story of pastor Hawley Lynn’s March of 1947 sermon, “Who Lynched Willie Earle?” as an opportunity to respond to the last lynching in Greenville, South Carolina and its implications for a more faithful proclamation of the Gospel today. By hearing black pain, naming white complicity, critiquing American exceptionalism/civil religion, inviting/challenging the church to respond, and attending to the voices of African American pastors and leaders, helps pastors preach more effectively in situations of racial violence and dis-ease. Learn more.