Church life

General Church
On Jan. 3, a 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders offered the “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation” proposal to preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing for a new traditionalist-minded denomination. UM News reports on the process the group took to arrive at its plan. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Protocol process painful but fruitful

Participants in mediation talk about how agreement was found among markedly different perspectives for the future of The United Methodist Church.
Local Church
A federal appeals court has ruled that clergy can continue receiving tax-free housing allowances. Photo illustration by Nattanan Kanchanaprat, Pixabay.

Appeals court backs tax-free clergy housing

Ruling is welcome news to thousands of clergy in all faith traditions across America.
Andrew Ponder Williams. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ponder Williams.

Commentary: 5 reasons millennials like United Methodism

Millennials are seeking intergenerational and welcoming communities of faith, writes Andrew Ponder Williams.

Cuban Methodists are packing the pews

Decades after Castro’s revolution, the church has combined Wesleyan and Pentecostal elements to form its own identity.

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