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Reconciliation Statue

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Facing the great divides in church and society, the Rev. Jack Shitama offers three techniques for getting across the chasms with less discomfort and more grace. Read more

Practicing Faith

Split Church

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Breaking up The United Methodist Church would be a lot harder to do than dividing over theology or social, writes polity expert Thomas H. Griffith. Read more

Finance and Administration 9 Comments

The Rev. Melissa Meyers has had it with the polarized fighting in The United Methodist Church, and she knows she's not alone. Read more

Perspectives

Wilderness

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Writing for the collaborative blog UMCLead, the Rev. Josh Hale compares the current polarized state of the denomination to being caught in the ambiguous state between letting go of old ways and embracing new ones. Read more