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Reading list: Leadership ideas to help the church

By Bishop Larry Goodpaster, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: United Methodist Bishop Goodpaster shares brief reflections on the books he read during the first few months of 2012. Boundary Spanning Leadership by Chris Ernst and Donna Chrobot-Mason (McGraw-Hill, 2010) If there is one leadership book on this list that should be a must-read, this is it. […]

Church: No weddings till UMC changes homosexuality stand

Leaders of a United Methodist congregation in Winston-Salem, N.C., have decided not to hold weddings in the church building until the denomination lifts its ban on same-sex marriage. Green Street UMC announced publicly March 17 that its 18-member leadership council also has asked its pastors to refrain from signing marriage licenses until North Carolina recognizes […]

Book Reviews: From theology to thrillers – a bishop’s reading list

By Bishop Larry Goodpaster, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: Bishop Goodpaster shares brief reflections on the books he read in the second half of 2012. The Faith of Leap by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch (Baker Books, 2011) My first read of this book was done quickly because I could not put it down. My second […]

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