Indiana UMC Bishop Mike Coyner asks whether the day of the jurisdiction as a piece of United Methodist polity should be numbered.
The post includes some interesting history and proposals. He suggests electing bishops at General Conference, but with each region still picking its own. It got me wondering if our denomination would be served by getting rid of regional control and having bishops elected by the entire church.
Whether you like that idea or not (which Coyner is not advocating, btw), the bishops raises some interesting points.