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United Methodist Church Fading Away

Some members and congregations are leaving because the future of the United Methodist Church, including the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, does not seem worth the

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Northern Illinois WCA

Trust and Obey? Well, Maybe Not So Much…

Some United Methodists have concluded that our denominational leaders can no longer be trusted. This three-part series grew from a brief conversation between Sunday morning

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Northern Illinois WCA

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Northern Illinois United Methodists in a Season of Disaffiliation Recently I took part in a congregational meeting with a church preparing for its authorized vote

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Take the Fire and Leave the Stove

In a vote Sunday, March 12, members of Statesboro First United Methodist Church (Georgia) chose to remain affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A switch

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Northern Illinois WCA

When Keepers of the Flame Lose the Narrative

A notable skepticism of authorities’ credibility takes hold when reality intrudes on the institution’s “official line”. We see this credibility gap besieging many of our

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Northern Illinois WCA

Let’s Make a Deal!

United Methodist Congregations and Three Options for the Their Future in Northern Illinois So, what’s your default go-to selection when you run out of patience

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Northern Illinois WCA

A Freshening Breeze or a Squall Line

Pay attention to what’s going on in a two-stoplight town in Kentucky. It could be headed in your direction. Will you raise your sails or

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Hearing from our New Bishop

Integrity, Disaffiliation, and What Was Left Unspoken Over the past two weeks the incoming bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church,

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