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Mark R. Holland

The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland of Mainstream UMC looks at the charges and pending church trial against the Rev. David Meredith of West Ohio Conference. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland looks at the damage caused by clergy trials over LGBTQ identities and same-sex marriage in anticipation of harsher penalties beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland of Mainstream UMC explores past actions of traditionalist/conservative forces in the church that he believes led to evidence of voter fraud at the 2019 special General Conference. Read more

Perspectives 4 Comments

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The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland of Mainstream UMC finds troubling news in the latest church-wide financial report: Wesley Covenant Association supporting conferences have withheld some $6 million in funding for worldwide ministries. Read more

UMC Future 17 Comments

More than three-fourths of U.S. annual conferences have rejected the Traditional Plan in a "breathtaking" backlash, reports the Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland of Mainstream UMC. Read more

UMC Future 25 Comments

Participants in a survey sponsored by Mainstream UMC share questions that concern United Methodists about the church's future. Read more

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After receiving an impassioned letter from the Rev. Dr. Jerry Kulah, an African traditionalist leader, the Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland concludes that unity advocates "clearly do not have two willing parties to work out this relationship." Read more

General Conference 2019 4 Comments

Mainstream UMC documents plans of the Wesleyan Covenant Association to leave The United Methodist Church no matter what. Read more

A Way Forward 11 Comments