Bill is truly a renaissance man whose broad range of knowledge, experience and insight makes him uniquely qualified to speak in a wide variety of venues. His conversational style combines wisdom, humor and the ability to synthase complex issues into understandable concepts. Bill is equally comfortable dialoguing with academics and speaking to urban youth. Over the last few months he has lectured seminarians on Spirituality and Grief, led a discussion group on “Comedians and Religion,” taught and preached on the Sabbath principle, and gave a presentation to rabbi’s and Jewish leaders on Christian approaches to the Land of Israel. Bill is a frequent leader of retreats and a spiritual mentor.
There aren't enough good things to say about Bill Borror... a perfect stranger we found on the internet with such strong spiritual relativity, we knew he'd fit the Bill as our wedding officiant (all puns intended) as he was everything we hoped for and more. He is a well spoken professor of theology and a professional in every sense of the word without being stuffy or stiff. Bill met with us several times via skype because of the long distance, to get to know us and provide us with spritual guidance in preparation of our next chapter! He gave us laughs and a lot to think about, broke down concepts and his own intuitive perspective in a careful way that was comprehensive and validating. He is as sharp witted as he is sensitive and thoughtful, and gave 100% of himself at our ceremony, to which we are eternally grateful. Thank you for coming all the way from Pennsylvania to be with us on Long Island! Thank you for being on time and putting us at ease minutes before Showtime. And thank you for a memorable ceremony that days later, guests are still complimenting us on. Brendan says he may just photoshop a sword into your hand. :-) Many blessings to you always, V & B
Response from Resident Exile: Reverend Bill Borror:
What a beautiful review! It was a gift to be part of it. Many blessings to you both and I am all in on the sword.
Reverend Borror performed my husband and I's wedding ceremony with the beauty and grace you would hope for from any wedding officiant. The combination of gravitas, warmth and caring made our wedding ceremony even more beautiful than I had hoped.
Bill has an amazing gift in bringing together relevant 21st century experiences and the mysteries of God into a real and comprehensive way. His years of experience in all areas of ministry--children, youth, young and senior adults--make him one of the most dynamic speakers of our time. You will be rewarded with spiritual renewal and come away with a deeper understanding of your faith.
If he didn't tell you, you might never know that Bill is a Reverend. Such is the way he is able to connect and relate to the "everyday" person. But once you hear him speak, his 25+ yr experience as a biblical scholar and pastor is unmistakeable. Bill has a brilliant way of relating biblical history to current times, and of awakening scripture to live in the present. Bill's depth and diversity of his own life experiences, and his comfort to poke fun at himself, engages the audience tremendously. I would highly recommend Bill as a speaker, and can assure your audience will feel spiritually enlivened and have smiles on their faces.
Bill was my pastor for 18 years and is my friend. Bill's boys and my children were in the same age range. I have seen Bill preach, comfort grieving parents, connect with children and teenagers, negotiate with politicians, coach soccer, teach scholarly topics, and play a mean guitar. He has the gift of being able to put people at ease and lead them to discover their better angels. He has a sense of humor that disarms and a gentleness that comforts. I recommend Bill as a counselor, group leader and pastor.
Bill is a brilliant and engaging speaker. He combines a deep knowledge of the Bible, theology, and church history with the ability to share his knowledge in a way that people can understand. I have listened to his lectures and sermons for more than ten years, and I always learn something. He finds fresh insight in the most familiar material. And he’s fun – he has a wry sense of humor and has been known to break out in song.
Price Range: $150-500
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
I was born in West Virginia and raised in South Central Pa. Starting in college, I worked with youth first in a church and then for five years with Young Life. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, I spent 25 years as Presbyterian Minister, serving churches in Texas, New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia. I am a doctoral candidate at Drew University and have taught seminary classes in Church History, Biblical Studies, and Practical Theology. I have spent the last ten years involved in interfaith work, initially as a member of the national Jewish-Presbyterian dialogue team and most recently as a fellow with the Christian Leadership Initiative of AJC & Shalom Hartman Institute. I am currently consulting with non-profit and faith based organizations, mentoring professionals and giving spiritual direction. I am also the Director of Adult Education and Stewardship at Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. I have a growing family, whose latest addition is a grandson Dominic Valentine, born 10/16/14.
The following is a partial list of classes Bill has taught and retreats and studies he has led.
Topics for Churches, Bible Studies, & Retreats
• Comedians on Religion
• Jonah: Prayers, Pride and Prejudice from the Belly of the Beast
• The Autobiography of God: Divine Encounters in Genesis & Exodus
• The Spirituality of Grief and Suffering
• A Proportionate God: Towards a Biblical Understanding of Stewardship
• Intro to World Religions
• Surviving The Holidays
• Introduction to the Bible
• Approaches to the Cross: A Lenten Journey
• The Spirituality of God Known and Unknown
• History of the Devil: Religious perspectives on the Problem of Evil
• Christian Perspectives on the Critical Social Issues of our Time
• Theological Themes in the Modern Novel
• Theology and Spirituality in the Post-Modern Moment
• From Francis To Bonaventure: Franciscan Spirituality
• Creating Urban-Suburban Partnerships
• The Church as Mission
• Strategic Planning
The Middle East
• Christian approaches to the Land Of Israel
• A War of Proxy: Israel, Palestine, and American Christianity
• Understanding the Current State of the Middle East: Historical Perspectives and Troubling Prospects
• Jacob & Esau: The Tragic and Hopeful History of Jews and Christians
Classes Taught at the Graduate Level (Can be modified for less academic settings)
• Early and Medieval Church History
• Modern Church History
• Theological Foundations of Ministry
• Strategies for Ministry
• Leadership and Parish Management
• The Christian Spirituality Tradition
• Post Modern Attempts at Orthodoxy
• History of Evangelicalism
• The Theology of the Reformation
• Teaching the Faith according to St. Paul
• The Pauline Corpus
• Theological Foundations of Ministry
• Leadership and Parish Management
• The Gospel of John and Mark
• Late Jewish Apocalyptic
• The Theology of the Exile: From Jeremiah to II Isaiah
• Theologians and the Great Questions: A Historical Survey of Christian Ethics
Past Booked Events
|October 23, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 19, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|