Drawing on the iconic scene in “The Newsroom”, is there a need to acknowledge that Christianity has fallen short? That in many ways, we are not the Greatest and need to repent? Oddly enough, in honestly repenting we might become more attractive to a suspicious world.
The West has been decried as the worst part of Methodism, not only because we are progressive, but because we cost too much. Unfortunately, that last accusation doesn’t hold water when the real numbers are examined.
Seriously: a VERY tiny number of women lead the UMC’s largest churches. Why is that? Why do we want female Bishops but not female megachurch pastors? What’s going on in the largest denomination in the world that affirms women in ministry?
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.