future of Christianity

The Rev. Jason Valendy says that the Church Universal needs to face up to the reality that many of its congregations are dying, and equip pastors to serve in churches "on hospice." Read more

Local Church

People aren’t leaving faith, but they are actively leaving Christianity. Rev. Amy Butler offers ideas for those of us who still believe that loving God and our neighbor can transform our world, Read more

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Fundamentalist Christians and Progressive Christians ought to remember that to the rest of the world, they're just two old dinosaurs fighting a battle no one cares about, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

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Diana Butler Bass

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We're living through a chaotic time of ending/beginning, and we'll find hope for the journey if we heed today's "mystic-prophets," writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more


Should The United Methodist Church pursue "the Benedict option," drawing ourselves into monastic-like Christian groups in order to revive our faith? The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks that's one of a shrinking list of options. Read more

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It's not about predicting events, but about gaining the skills to respond flexibly to our complex environment, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, who poses four questions to ask for discernment. Read more


Door Close

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Like the unwired "Door Close" buttons in an elevator, Patrick Scriven challenges the Church's rigged system that shuts out most people from initiating and participating in beneficial change. Read more

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United Methodist Insight's sponsorship has decided to continue publishing the educational website to serve as an open forum for discerning God's future for The United Methodist Church Read more

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton crafts a list of 12 fundamental concepts for Christian faith in the 21st century. Read more

In the Church

'There's So Much Bad Religion in America Today'

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CBS News Saturday takes advantage of this year's convergence of Easter and Passover to try to shed some light on the state of religion today by bringing together a Catholic journalist, a priest and a Jewish rabbi. Read more