Race and Mainline Decline

Talking about the population decline of the mainline denominations is almost as popular as eating apple pie. Yet, one main source of decline is completely ignored, no I’m not talking about how mainline denominations are “too liberal”, their real problem is that they are too White. By now we all know that Millennials (my generation)…

Let Us Build a House

At the Southwest Texas Annual Conference this year I was appalled at the United Methodist Men (UMM). The mission of the UMM is “Helping men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ” – somehow a few of them thought the best way to do this was to wear hand stitched “stoles” with the words…

The UMC Waiting Game

I am so done talking about schism. It seems like every Methodist guy with a blog is talking about it instead of working up ideas to avoid it or compromise, they are so intent on ripping apart other people’s ideas. In the midst of this capitalizing on the unrest within the UMC I found a…

One Bread, One Body…

One bread, one body, one Lord of all; One cup of blessing which we bless. And we, though many, throughout the earth, We are one body in this one Lord. There are many denominations of Christianity. It seems as if a new one is formed every day and with the rise of nondenominational churches, which…