I was interviewed this month for an article in the United Methodist Reporter on dealing with criticism. Here’s the link. Some good thoughts from a variety of folks on this topic. My favorite quote is from Bill Bryan, from Perkins School of Theology: “Nice is the curse of United Methodism. We will be nice even more than truthful. This makes conflict more surprising and more painful.” You could fill in almost any tradition for “United Methodism,” in my experience.