March 21, 2024


Lancaster’s article considers ‘United Methodist Doctrine After Disaffiliation’

Sarah Heaner Lancaster, MTSO professor in the Werner Chair of Theology, takes on a significant subject with her article “United Methodist Doctrine After Disaffiliation: Learning to Teach Our Teaching,” published in Methodist Review: A Journal of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, Volume 16.

Lancaster asserts, “Doctrine secures our faith in God’s action and reality in the world through Jesus Christ, but theology calls us to keep looking for how God is acting as new situations and needs become apparent. It also calls us out of complacency over assumed meanings of doctrine that do not further God’s work and may even be harmful.”

The full article is available on the Methodist Review website (free registration required) and is shared here in PDF form with permission.

Methodist Review is a free open access, peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly articles in all areas of Wesleyan and Methodist studies. MR is sponsored by Candler School of Theology, Emory University; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; Duke Divinity School, Duke University; the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools; and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in public theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322