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Methodists Need Leaders…Fast

July 28, 2013

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

I was not reared in the Methodist tradition.  Melissa and I were loved into the  church when I was teaching and coaching in Louisville, Illinois in the mid-80’s.  It was only then I began to take a serious look into historical Methodism.  In Methodism I found a theological tradition to call my own and my love and appreciation for her only grows as the years pass by.  I became a Methodist because the movement had good roots and I believe these deep Biblical and historical roots to be our best hope for a future.

That mainline Christianity is dying in USAmerica is no longer an insider’s secret.  Founder John Wesley wrote, “I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe of America.  But I am afraid, lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the…

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