General Conference has created a “hymnal revision committee” according to United Methodist News Service. That committee will bring a proposed new hymnal to the 2012 General Conference. Some of the fiercest theological battles in the UMC are battles over the hymnal so this revision will not be an easy task, and I’m wondering how much of an effect, if any, it will have on local congregations. We can already introduce new hymns via the screens and so can many other congregations. Will it be worth it for this congregation to purchase new hymnals?