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Bishop Elaine Stanovsky

Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky advocates for The United Methodist Church to stay together while it continues to explore God's will for human sexuality, in an article published by several Western news outlets. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

The story of Jesus is ultimately about God's love for us and all creation, a story we will recognize wherever we encounter those who struggle against the forces of death, writes Bishop Elaine Stanovsky. Read more

Perspectives

Tom Lambrecht

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Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Greater Northwest Area responds to the Rev. Tom Lambrecht of Good News regarding his allegations in a recent blog post. Read more

Perspectives 3 Comments

Tom Lambrecht

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Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Greater Northwest Area responds to the Rev. Tom Lambrecht of Good News regarding his allegations in a recent blog post. Read more

Perspectives 3 Comments

Elizabeth Schindler

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The installation of Bishop Elaine Stanovsky moves the Rev. Elizabeth Schindler to ponder the spiritual weight of ordained ministry, and the great strides may since women have been accepted into the clergy. Read more

Ordained Ministry

Bishops Respond

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Bishops Elaine Stanovsky and Karen Oliveto responded to the arguments given during a public hearing April 25 before the United Methodist Judicial Council. Read more

Finance and Administration

Oliveto Carcaño Stanovsky

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Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service reports on the consecration of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto and reaction to her election. Read more

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Future Prospects Part 1

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In Part 1 of "Future Prospects," a four-part series on how the 2016 General Conference has reshaped The United Methodist Church, Darryl W. Stephens explores a little-known but widely backed theological statement on accepting differences. Read more

GC Archive 2 Comments

Dr. Timothy Bias

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Why did the Rev. Dr. Timothy Bias really leave his position as Discipleship Ministries' top executive? Cynthia B. Astle explores one theory making social media rounds. Read more

Views from a Ridge 4 Comments

Discipleship Ministries Website

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In a surprise joint release, Discipleship Ministries and the Rev. Timothy Bias announced that he had left the agency's top executive position by mutual agreement. Read more

Finance and Administration

Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw

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Reactions run a gamut from outrage to support across the United Methodist Church to the Council of Bishops' request to file charges against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert for officiating at a wedding ceremony for two men, Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince. Read more

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