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BeLynn Hollers

BeLynn Hollers is an author at Religion News Service.

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Breakaway Texas UMC megachurch reveals plans for new Methodist denomination

By BeLynn Hollers and Emily McFarlan Miller — May 9, 2023
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (RNS) — White’s Chapel plans to invite others to join the Methodist Collegiate Church once its disaffiliation is approved by Central Texas United Methodists next month. 

In rural Texas, spending taxpayer money on private schools is a hard sell

By BeLynn Hollers — April 25, 2023
TYLER, Texas (RNS) — Gov. Greg Abbott has been barnstorming his state, trying to convince parents in rural areas to support his education savings accounts, a form of school vouchers.

Texas megachurch White’s Chapel departs UMC to anchor new Methodist ‘college’

By BeLynn Hollers and Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (RNS) — 'We want to work together, and we want to be a healing agent between all of Methodism,' said the Rev. John McKellar, co-pastor of White’s Chapel. 

An interfaith journey to forge ties between Israel and Pakistan 

By BeLynn Hollers — October 5, 2022
(RNS) — A playground with a gaily painted bomb shelter punctuated a trip to promote the Abraham Accords.
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