Mainline Denominations

Conservatives greatly outnumber liberals in the United Methodist Church: poll

"In findings released earlier this month, the survey found that 44 percent of respondents identified as 'Conservative-Traditional,' 28 percent identified as 'Moderate-Centrist,' 20 percent identified as 'Progressive-Liberal,' and 8 percent identified as 'unsure.'" - Christian Post

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When 'Christianity' Is pointless

"A pacifist wouldn’t make a good general. And an atheist shouldn’t be a pastor. At least, that’s what you would think.... The leadership of the United Church of Canada has settled a years-long controversy by voting to allow Reverend Gretta Vosper, a self-proclaimed atheist, to keep her post as lead minister at West Hill United Church in Toronto." - CPost

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Southern Baptists versus United Methodists

Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations

"The rising toll is evident in rural, urban and suburban churches across the state. St. Paul’s On the Hill Episcopal Church on prestigious Summit Avenue was recently sold to a developer after more than a century of religious service. Bethany Lutheran Church in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis held its “holy closure” ceremony last fall. St. Michael Catholic Church in West St. Paul celebrated its last mass 18 months ago. Mainline Protestant churches have been hit the hardest.

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Seminaries Reflect Struggles of Mainline Churches - Storied institutions are shutting their doors as enrollment shrinks

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