I’ve picked up in a couple of different places and from a couple of different directions an interesting story line from annual conference season.
This is the first time any local pastors have been allowed to vote for General Conference delegates. I’ve heard talk in at least three annual conferences that local pastor voting is part of the reason for conservative slates doing well. (I’m not listing conferences because these “stories” I’m reading are not what I would call well sourced. They may be more speculation than fact.)
What observations do others have out there?
Did many local pastors vote in your annual conference? Do you think it made a difference in the outcomes?