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Why students at a Kentucky school are praying and singing around the clock
by Bob Smietana
Methodist pastor elected to interdenominational leadership in Congo
by Judith Osongo and Philippe Kituka Lolonga
Fiji church leader dies after brief illness
by Dawn Araujo-Hawkins
A truth-telling child of Southern Methodism
Journalist John Archibald turns the spotlight on himself, his preacher father, and White Christians’ failures.
by William H. Willimon
An act of solidarity with LGBTQ Methodists?
J. Philip Wogaman tried to surrender his ordination. Would this have helped?
by Aelijah Lynch
Why Chile has Pentecostal bishops
When a revival took root among Methodists, U.S. church authorities demanded that local leaders disavow it. They refused.
by Philip Jenkins
selected by Philip Jenkins and Grant Wacker
Yes, Go Set a Watchman has its problems; yes, it needed an editor. Yet one senses that this fiction has grown out of a life lived.
by Lawrence Wood
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.
by Kyle Childress
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.
by D. Stephen Long
“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.”
by Amy Frykholm