Rev Professor Willimon, a Christian Century editor at large, is back teaching at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina after serving as a Bishop in the United Methodist Church in Alabama. This article appeared in The Christian Century, January 27, 2004, p. 20.
“Now, the Bible is a violent book. That’s good, because we are very violent people. Something about our system of government makes an average of 2,000 New Yorkers want to kill one another. This is the system that we graciously offer to the people of Iraq.”