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Wish List

By Chuck Griffin Change is scary for a lot of people. Change creates incredible opportunities, however. I’m trying to keep that second principle in mind as the United Methodist Church moves toward General Conference 2019. It seems there are four basic possible outcomes: Dissolution.… Continue Reading “Wish List”

What Faithfulness Looks Like Now

Originally posted on Encouraging Words:
Well, there’s a war brewing within the United Methodist Church. It doesn’t look like we’re going to “move forward” without coming apart. The denomination has been trying to hold together for over forty years now. The issues are not…

Really?

  By Chuck Griffin From a United Methodist News story on the Uniting Methodists’ strategy meeting in Charlotte, N.C.: Dave Nuckols, Minnesota Conference lay leader, Connectional Table treasurer and a Commission on the Way Forward member, told the group that strong U.S. support for… Continue Reading “Really?”

Why I Joined

By Rowland S. Buck I have been a United Methodist my whole life. My great-great-great grandfather was a Methodist preacher. My father was a Methodist preacher. I have been born and raised in the Methodist Church. So, the schism we experience now, the divide… Continue Reading “Why I Joined”

Don’t Forget Africa

By Buford “Boo” Hankins Coming away from the 2018 Holston Annual Conference, I was hoping to have had an opportunity for the conference as a whole to give its reaction to the Council of Bishops’ proposal to the special General Conference in February 2019.… Continue Reading “Don’t Forget Africa”