Shane Raynor has posted an intriguing article at the Wesley Report about what he thinks the UMC and the United Methodist Publishing House might want to consider doing about the possibility of a new hymnal for the church.

For those folks like me who like having a printed hymnal, the following was the most interesting part:

Create an economic model that doesn’t rely mostly on print editions. There will always be churches that want hymnals they can hold in their hands. UMPH should create a basic hymnal in two or three colors that could be lightly revised every ten years or so. But these books should focus on traditional hymns, perhaps with a heavier focus on the Wesleyan songs. The contemporary stuff becomes dated too quickly to appear in a print edition.

You can read the full article at How to Make a New United Methodist Hymnal Work.