A conversation with Luke this week tipped me off to the practice of creating websites for episcopal candidates within the United Methodist Church. He pointed me to the Southeast Jurisdiction Candidates and North Central Jurisdiction Candidates where nearly 100% of them have created a website specifically to promote their candidacy.
I think that this is outrageous. There is not even a pretense of avoiding a campaign.
I am so glad that the South Central Jurisdiction Candidates just provide a link to a PDF of biographical information.