John Lomperis

The Rev. Anna Blaedel, targeted by the Institute on Religion and Democracy as a "self-avowed practicing homosexual," has agreed to a "just resolution" that essentially removes her from United Methodist ministry. Read more

Ordained Ministry 5 Comments

More than 400 Indiana United Methodists have signed a letter in support of the Rev. Anna Blaedel, who faces the possibility of a church trial over their sexual orientation. Read more

Ordained Ministry 10 Comments

Applications by individuals related to unofficial groups seeking to be "interested parties" to the Council of Bishops' request were denied by the Judicial Council, which instead will view them as "friend of the court" briefs. Read more

A Way Forward 1 Comments

A battle of competing agendas for the 2019 Special General Conference is coming before the United Methodist Judicial Council, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

What do you do when someone smears your professional reputation with exaggerations and outright misstatements? Cynthia B. Astle responds to recent comments by the IRD. Read more

Views from a Ridge 4 Comments