A Bishop Reinstated

With trepidation I enter the lists on the topic of the reinstatement of Bishop Earl Bledsoe. (For anyone possibly unaware, Bishop Bledsoe was involuntarily retired by action of the South Central Jurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy with ratification by the SC Jurisdictional Conference.  This move was unprecedented.  Bishop Bledsoe appealed to the Judicial Council, who […]

Pressure Points on the Itinerancy

Much buzz is taking place around the United Methodist Judicial Council’s decision to restore the language of the 2008 Book of Discipline regarding “guaranteed appointment.”  Another attempt to change structure (therefore practice) has bitten the dust and, according to the Judicial Council Digest, a major reason for this one has to do with itinerancy. From […]

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