Getting United Methodism Unstuck

  By Thomas Lambrecht – The dust is clearing after an eventful last few months for The United Methodist Church. General Conference is postponed in-person to August 2022. A special virtual General Conference was scheduled for May 8, 2021, and then canceled. The new Global Methodist Church has been unveiled as denomination information – to […]

When Movements Lose Direction

  By Windfield Bevins – Methodism swept across the American frontier like an uncontrollable prairie fire. That is hardly how we would describe it today. There are great benefits in considering some of the things that led the decline of Methodism. What lessons can we learn from the past so we don’t repeat them tomorrow?The […]

An Overlooked Flock

By Terry Mattingly – While working on the 1985 book Habits of the Heart, the late sociologist Robert N. Bellah met “Sheila,” who described her faith in words that researchers have quoted ever since. “I can’t remember the last time I went to church,” she said. “My faith has carried me a long way. It’s […]

A Journey in Discernment

  By Jennifer Jones – I almost didn’t go on the “GreenLight” mission trip. I had already participated in a fair number of short-term mission trips and had already visited the country where the team would be going. I was concerned whether the experience would bring me closer to solving the puzzle of what to do […]

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