Maybe Methodists Are Not So Missional After All

I’ve written before about some exciting missional things happening in the United Methodist Church. Wes Magruder, who is a part of one of those “fresh expressions” in Methodist circles, the Missional Wisdom Foundation, recently wrote this about his denomination: “Whatever we United Methodists are, we are not yet truly missional. Everything that happened at Annual [Read More...]

Who Wants to Spend 4 Hours Watching Reggie McNeal Talk About the Missional Church?

I do! And probably a lot more of you out there, as well. Well, we’re in luck, because the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recently hosted Reggie McNeal for a seminar on his book Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard of the Church. The almost four-hour presentation was recorded on video and is [Read More...]

Missional Methodists Rejuvenating the Mainline?

It takes something pretty remarkable to get Tony Jones to say “new life is possible in old denominations,” but that’s exactly what Tony said earlier this week in a post about Union, a new United Methodist church plant in Dallas, Texas. [Read more...]

Missional, Like A Boson! or Physicsleship: What Can We Learn From the Higgs Discovery?

The big news last week was the 99.999999% certainty that scientists have located the so-called “God particle,” a.k.a. the Higgs boson (which is apparently more like a field than a particle but whatever). People in all sectors of society are now beginning to try and make sense of the implications of this major scientific discovery, [Read More...]


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