Three celebrity pastors have been pushing back from (or in one case, being cast out of) the limelight. And they have led to some interesting transformations in their local contexts that inform non-celebrity churches too.
Trauma is evident in content moderation jobs that keep horrible videos off of Facebook. But what about the Church people that engage the rough edges of humanity? How do we care for them? And what does X-Men have to do with it?
With the plethora of proposals to change the United Methodist Church, which ones actually have a chance at success? Take a read on two criteria that I think will define the most viable options–and one criteria that will doom them all.
A proposed judicial review process to help with making better alterations to United Methodist doctrine and polity will help for the 2016 General Conference, but this blogger is pretty sure it would not have helped redeem the failed legislation in 2012.