Many of you in the emerging world are familiar with Will Willimon. He has been a regular feature at the National Pastor’s Convention and gets around in evangelical circles a bit.
Will was just elected to be a Bishop in the Southeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. There’s no word on where he will be appointed (that happens this weekend). Frankly, although I love Will and respect his ministry, I think he’s crazy to give up the Duke gig to mess around with the petty stuff that makes up business in an Annual Conference. Hopefully he will be able to lead our denomination in some new and exciting ways, but I’m afraid that he may get chewed up.
Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways.
Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher.
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