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Church Leadership
The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler. Photo by Dominque J. Allan, Create It Photography, LLC.

Hollering for Change: When it all falls down

“If you live life long enough, you have a moment when it all literally falls down,” writes the Rev. Dr. Tori Butler. She shares the time this happened to her and how she got back up.
Annual Conferences
The Rev. David Kassos, pastor of Amity United Methodist Church in Amity, Ark., speaks at the Nov. 19 special session of the Arkansas Conference. Photo by Rodney Steele, courtesy of the Arkansas Conference.

3 church disaffiliations blocked

The Arkansas Conference approved the exit of 35 churches, but not of three others seeking to leave The United Methodist Church.
Church Leadership
The Rev. Bryant Phelps speaks as part of a young clergy panel at “Space at the Table: Conversations of Hope for the UMC Future.” The Nov. 16 event was at Dallas’ Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Finding ‘God’s next’ for United Methodism

Hundreds gather in Dallas and online for “Space at the Table: Conversations of Hope for the UMC Future,” an event prompted by the pandemic and local church disaffiliations.
Church Leadership
The Rev. D.G. Hollums. Photo courtesy of the author.

Is this a time for innovation within The United Methodist Church?

Taking an example from how director George Lucas’ vision helped revolutionize the film industry, the Rev. D.G. Hollums asks whether a pending split is an opportunity to reimagine the denomination.

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