The “United Methodists” Are No Longer United

What's Going On? Yesterday, the United Methodist Church made headlines by announcing that a taskforce of both conservative and liberal factions within the UMC have reached a settlement to part ways, with a new theologically conservative denomination branching off. For the past several years, the country's largest mainline denomination and second-largest Protestant denomination (second only … Continue reading The “United Methodists” Are No Longer United

The Future of American Protestantism Looks Pretty “Evangelical”

Almost two weeks ago, the Institute of Religion and Democracy released an online article detailing the decline in membership among the so-called "seven sisters" of America's mainline Protestant churches, a group that includes the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ, and my … Continue reading The Future of American Protestantism Looks Pretty “Evangelical”