Bill Wylie-Kellermann

Bill Wylie-Kellermann is a nonviolent community activist, retired pastor, and author living in Detroit. His most recent books are: Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann (Case Community, 2018), Principalities in Particular: A Practical Theology of the Powers that Be, and Where the Waters Go Around: Beloved Detroit.

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Harry and the Principalities

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 11-01-2011

The 10-year pop culture love affair with Harry Potter leaves questions at the crux.

Giving Voice

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 08-01-2011

(for Daniel Berrigan on his ninetieth birthday)

The Passion of the Gulf

The BP catastrophe invites us to take a hard look at ourselves. We invited eight writers to offer their reflections on images from the Gulf Coast disaster.

Resurrection City

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 05-01-2009

Auto idolatry and casino economics have left Detroit tottering on the brink. What will it take for Motown to rise again?


by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 06-01-2007

Ambassadors. I'm a sometimes preacher, these days a Methodist holding forth among an Episcopal congregation in Detroit.

God's Beloved

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 05-01-2006

Thanks to Brian McLaren for his essay “decoding” the “kingdom of God” (“Found in Translation,” March 2006), and offering an alternative lexicon for this fundamen

An Ethic of Resurrection

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 03-01-2005

The timeless and timely vision of William Stringfellow

Space for Grace

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 07-01-2004
This is a book that takes your breath away and at the same time gives it back.

This is a book that takes your breath away and at the same time gives it back. I have every suspicion, and say it with a sigh, that Heidi Neumark has written a classic to be.

Same-sex marriage and sacramental unity

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann, by Ched Myers 05-19-2004


In 1963, William Stringfellow - movement theologian, Sojourners mentor, and gay man - had the following to say about mainline churches who were pondering whether to join the struggle for African-American civil rights:

The issue not some common spiritual values, nor natural law, nor middle axioms. The issue is baptism. The issue is the unity of all humanity wrought by God in the life and work of Christ. Baptism is the sacrament of that unity of all human life in God.

False Gods and the Power of Love

by Bill Wylie-Kellermann 11-01-2003

Corporate dominance of world affairs seems almost god-like.