How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State
Other states have a history of violence, suspicion of government, and more Baptists than people. What makes Texas different? Robert Wuthnow says it’s oil.
Why I am not yet a Catholic
On two occasions I decided to become Catholic. Both times I had to wait because I had been asked to preach or preside as a Methodist.
An interview with novelist Kent Haruf
“I wanted to create a different kind of preacher—someone who would be in opposition to what would be normal in a small town like that.”
During the years of apartheid in South Africa, most of the Methodist Church’s involvement in education was halted by the government. Schools were closed, land was confiscated and obstacles to new efforts were set in place.