Joy, hope, and energy amid the struggle

Secular news coverage makes it seem like the United Methodist Church is on its deathbed, but I’ve seen something different

John I. Carney

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The author (John I. Carney) and Rev. Chip Hunter are seen in a low-angle selfie with the 40-foot-tall Memorial Cross at the University of the South in Sewanee towering over them.
One day, Chip Hunter and I were killing time between scheduled conferences and we did a little sightseeing. This is the Memorial Cross, on a mountain overlook at the University of the South in Sewanee.

There’s a famous — and slightly mis-worded — Mark Twain quote: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Twain did say something similar to that, but according to Mental Floss it was…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike