The end is near for The United Methodist Church, at least as we have known it—and not for the reasons you might think.
Presentation at United Methodist Scholars Gathering, Dallas, Texas. Video streamed live on Aug 7, 2019.
Methodist Morals: Social Principles in the Public Church’s Witness. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2016.
“A Widening Stream: Comparing and Contrasting United Methodism’s 1968 and 2008 Mergers,” Methodist History 58:3 (April 2020): 165–76.
“United Methodism at the End of White Christian America,” in Sightings, The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, March 4, 2019.
“Sand Creek: Repenting of an Imperialistic Mind-set Then and Now,” United Methodist Insight, April 7, 2016.
“A Cross-Cultural Dialogue of Social Principles,” Methodist History 54:2 (Jan 2016): 102–16. http://hdl.handle.net/10516/9825.
“Face of Unity or Mask over Difference? The Social Principles in the Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church” Thinking About Religion 5 (2005). http://organizations.uncfsu.edu/ncrsa/journal/v05/stephens_face.htm.
See also “Methodist Morals” on this website.