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The Benefits of Blogging

It’s interesting to note that one of the things folks assume about this blog is that it’s a “gotcha” effort. But the reality is far more complex. One well-documented effect of shunning is feelings of despair and hopelessness. At the start of Bob Malm’s campaign of shunning, I and my family did, indeed, suffer this feeling of utter… Read More »

Summary: Grace Episcopal Controls Checklist

By the way, have you read the complete internal controls checklist I posted previously? Bob Malm, rector of Grace Church, argues that he is not shrugging off his duties as rector. Yet, my review of the checklist reveals that more that 60 deficiencies exist in the church’s internal controls. Moreover, there are a several what we will term… Read More »

Grace Church: Teeing Up to Borrow?

Recent signs suggest that Grace Episcopal Church is trying to address its deferred maintenance and other financial issues by preparing to borrow money. What is the evidence for this conclusion? And why, in my opinion, is it unlikely to be successful in this effort? To focus on the evidence, the church recently reviewed its trustees. This group, who… Read More »