A recent hit piece Good News had on racial analysis reveals a lot about how data is twisted to promote self-serving narratives.
Big Data in the UMC challenges the narrative of decline “due to progressive Christianity,” and shows what role each of us is to play to handle the coming winnowing of the church.
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?