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Sight-Seeing: A good pastor is hard to find

Actor Orson Welles portrays Father Mapple in the 1956 film adaption of "Moby Dick."

KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, in an article first published on Religion News Service says, in art at least, the odds of a man of the cloth turning out to be a good guy are slim…

In the US, United Methodist pastors feel worse and worry more than a decade ago

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United StatesRNS United Methodist clergy have been through the wringer in recent years, with a worldwide pandemic, a church schism and the ongoing decline of one of the nation’s largest Protestant denominations. Those stresses have likely taken a toll on their health, a new report shows. A survey of 1,200 United Methodist clergy found that half have […]

Global Methodist Church releases list of recommended schools for hopeful clergy

The six schools approved as Recommended Educational Institutions by the Global Methodist Church. Courtesy images

United StatesRNS How does one become a pastor in the new Global Methodist Church? The fledgling Methodist denomination, a home for congregations and clergy that have broken away from the United Methodist Church amid ongoing debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians, has announced a list of recommended educational institutions for candidates seeking ordination as a deacon […]