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Jurisdictional Conferences

The Rev. Andy Bryan describes the process for electing bishops in the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church in the United States. more

Jul 14, 2016 2:14 PM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

Horcruxes

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

An image in Harry Potter gives a lens to view how schismatic powers are so close to victory in United Methodism and may get their final component to their plan this week…maybe even today, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jul 13, 2016 8:55 AM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Central Jurisdiction

General Commission on Archives and History Photo

Examining the current debate over how to organize the UMC as a global denomination, Dr. David W. Scott challenges American United Methodists to remember – and repent – the racially motivated roots of today's U.S. jurisdictions. more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Global Nature 1 Comments

Flat UMC

Courtesy of Chris Ritter

The Rev. Chris Ritter proposes five guidelines to "flatten" the organizational structure of The United Methodist Church. more

May 29, 2015 10:41 AM Perspectives

One Book 500

Illustration Courtesy of Chris Ritter

With allusions to The Lord of the Rings, the Rev. Chris Ritter proposes that even though UMC regions globally can set up their own Books of Discipline, the denomination should still be under the authority of "the one." more

Feb 6, 2015 11:35 AM Perspectives

Jurisfictional Conference

The Rev. Dan R. Dick ponders why a jurisdiction, such as his own North Central region, should bother to gather when there are no bishops to elect. more

Jul 18, 2012 9:05 AM Dan R. Dick

Jurisdictionals: Fear. Trembling and Leadership

The Rev. Tim McClendon ponders the possibilities of Jurisdictional Conference as he prepares to go through the episcopal election process. more

Jul 6, 2012 3:08 PM Tim McClendon

Here are the candidates for bishop in U.S. jurisdictions. more

Jul 2, 2012 9:30 PM In the Church

Bishop addresses protesters

UMNS Photo by Paul Jeffrey

Coming elections of bishops in U.S. jurisdictions offer an opportunity to survey the tattered state of trust in United Methodist leadership, and the qualities that grassroots clergy and laity would like to see in their new episcopal leaders. more

Jun 1, 2012 5:42 PM Views from a Ridge 2 Comments