Adam Hamilton suggests that incompatibility language in the life of the church “doesn’t serve us well.” He thinks that inclusiveness in the church is viewed differently by different generations. “This is the issue for many young adults…if we’re not careful our failure to recognize the difference of opinion in the church is eventually going to leave many in the next generation looking for another church somewhere else.”
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Time for Cross and Flame to go
Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain
A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.
Black father prepares sons for racial injustice
“I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.