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Bishop Carter's 2016 Ordination Sermon: The Odor of the Sheep

The Bishop's Blog June 28, 2016

A sermon taken from John 21. 15-19 and preached by Bishop Ken Carter on June 18, 2016, upon the occasion of the licensing, commissioning and ordination of women and men for the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ, at the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Thoughts about the 2016 General Conference

“So what do you think will happen at the General Conference?” I am often asked that question these days. Underneath the question there are a variety of unspoken emotions:  fear, anxiety, sadness, anticipation, excitement.  It is a question that is voiced this year, and perhaps this year there is more urgency, but it is one we have asked for years.

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