January 28, 2013

The United Methodist Church Is Imploding

Stephen Rankin, United Methodist Reporter

I just finished teaching in the certification class at Perkins School of Youth Ministry. To the whole group last Monday and to the class members throughout the week, I said several hard things about the future.

One of the hard things I said was, “The United Methodist Church is imploding.”  Two qualifying statements as I start:

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