The UMC Judicial Council met yesterday in New Jersey to hear the case of Bishop Karen Oliveto, and to decide whether she should be deposed. A decision point is fast approaching where the UMC will need to define what sort of church they intend to be.
Who are the “Ninevites” and “Queens of the South” these days—outsiders who recognize the wisdom of Jesus’ teachings and turn in the right direction even when the self-titled Christ-followers do not?
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