Tuesday, May 3, 2016

7 subtle signs your church is dying

Andover Newton to partner with Yale, shutter Mass. campus
Religion News Service: The nation's oldest graduate school of theology is planning to relocate from Newton, Mass., to New Haven, Conn., where a small remnant of the faculty will teach on the campus of Yale Divinity School.

Should courts get to define religion?
The Atlantic: The Massachusetts Supreme Court will decide whether a local shrine should be tax-exempt -- a decision that could have broad implications for faith organizations in America.

15 Methodist leaders just came out together to protest church's LGBT policy
The (Portland) Oregonian: In an open letter to The United Methodist Church, 15 clergy members and clergy candidates came out Sunday as LGBT, one week before General Conference begins.

Blest be the tie that binds
United Methodist Reporter: UMC Bishop Scott Jones explains why a refusal to participate in disobedience is the right course of action.

7 subtle signs your church is dying
ChristianWeek: How do you know whether your church's best days are behind it? It's a question that all leaders should ask -- even leaders of growing churches.

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