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Denominational restructuring won’t work; local churches must innovate

In an earnest 3,000-word letter to the church, the Episcopal task force acknowledged that “innovation and adaptation” are already under way at local levels, where the church’s fortunes actually are shaped. “With or without” action by churchwide bodies, the new is breaking in.

Out of Saturday’s GC shame, God keeps door open

A commentary by Stephen Drachler: “United Methodists, trust the Lord! God is always merciful. God has the power to save you.” (Adapted from Psalm 130:7 Common English Bible) A few words describe the debacle that emerged from Saturday night’s failed debate over restructuring The United Methodist Church: Disgust. Mistrust. Manipulation. The chaotic ending of the […]

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