bishops

General Church
Former United Methodist Bishop James E. Dorff is welcomed in Kamina, Congo, as part of a delegation that traveled from the U.S. in observance of World Malaria Day in 2010. Dorff died June 7. He was 73. File photo by Lynne Dobson.

Former bishop known for 'reconciling spirit'

United Methodists remember James E. Dorff for his role in the formation of what is now the Rio Texas Conference, his leadership in a variety of ministries and ability to bring people together. He died June 7.
General Church
Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Arichea, Bible scholar, dies at 87

United Methodists remember the bishop for his far-reaching scholarship on the New Testament and his advocacy for LGBTQ inclusion.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Jason Stubblefield. Photo courtesy of the author.

United Methodism's crisis of authority

United Methodists need the stability of established doctrine and the means to uphold it. Emulating the Catholic Church’s magisterium could serve that purpose.
Bishops
Korean American United Methodists and others stage a demonstration outside the California-Pacific Conference office in Pasadena, Calif., on May 21. The group was protesting Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors from the churches they’ve been serving. Photo by Ted Smith III.

Protests mount against Cal-Pac bishop

Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors gets pushback in vari-ous forms, including demonstrations.

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