To the 'Anonymous 80:' What About Discipleship?

The Rev. Sky McCracken contends that the furor over potential schism obscures what ought to be The United Methodist Church's authentic focus -- its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. more

May 23, 2014 12:00 PM Sky McCracken

Your Way My Way

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Covenant and Order vs. Liberty and Chaos

Somewhere beyond "your way" and "my way" is God's way for The United Methodist Church, but how do we get there? wonders the Rev. Sky. McCracken. more

Dec 23, 2013 11:11 AM Sky McCracken 4 Comments

Paradigm Shift from a DS' Perspective

The Rev. Sky McCracken looks at the shifting culture of the church from the perspective of a United Methodist district superintendent. more

May 29, 2013 10:12 PM Sky McCracken 1 Comments

Cracked ring

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Pastoral Pride and Leadership

A cracked seminary class ring becomes a channel of illumination on the nature of Christian ministry for the Rev. Sky McCracken, a district superintendent in the Memphis Annual Conference. more

Feb 21, 2013 2:58 PM Sky McCracken 1 Comments


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Silos Among Silos

The Rev. Sky McCracken contends that it's the "silos" of United Methodism -- conferences, districts, local congregations and special groups -- that stand in the way of a stronger, more flexible and responsive future for the church. more

Oct 2, 2012 2:59 PM Sky McCracken

Elephant in Sand

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Inconvenient Truths

The Rev. Sky McCracken outlines what he finds to be the "inconvenient truths" dogging change in The United Methodist church. more

Jun 19, 2012 12:24 PM Sky McCracken 5 Comments

About this Blog

Reprints from Sky McCracken's blog


Notable Quotes

Brian McLaren"All of us, especially people of faith, need to proclaim that white supremacy and white privilege and all other forms of racism and injustice must indeed be replaced with something better – the beloved community where all are welcome, all are safe, and all are free. White supremacist and Nazi dreams of apartheid must be replaced with a better dream – people of all tribes, races, creeds, and nations learning to live in peace, mutual respect, and neighborliness. Such a better world is possible, but only if we set our hearts on realizing the possibility."

– Brian McLaren, writing in "What I Saw in Charlottesville" on the Auburn Seminary website.

"The idea of racial (or most any other) supremacy is antithetical to that Gospel. We should remember that Jesus himself grasped for no superiority, no rank, but instead made himself a servant, giving himself in love. What we saw in Charlottesville was therefore a kind of anti-gospel, something that must be resisted, yes–but more, something that must be overcome."

– Dr. Craig Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, on Facebook.

"I heard growing up that the best way to expose a dirty glass is put a clean glass next to it. Faith leaders must stand up and show a dignified, nonviolent way. ... We’ve got to come off our pulpits and out of our cathedrals and save the soul of this nation."

– The Rev. Al Sharpton on his coming "Thousand Ministers March" for justice, interviewed by Adelle Banks of Religion News Service.

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