Tag Archives: Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Reflections on the Search for a Bishop Diocesan

The search for a bishop diocesan is under way, and the diocese has released its online profile, located here. The effort, though well-intentioned, is headed in a bad direction, and you may quote me on that. Leaving aside several typos in the online profile, there is a cornucopia of the usual themes: Old hymns (in this case, Amazing Grace),… Read More »

Proposed Diocesan Budget Zeroes Out Women in Ministry, Mental Health, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Okay, we get that times are tough. But the proposed diocesan budget is a hot mess. Tellingly, three areas of the budget that should be non-negotiable (and already were getting short shrift), are defunded. These include women in ministry, mental health, and sexual misconduct prevention. All three are areas already impacted by the pandemic, with sharp increases in… Read More »

Assets At Risk

Someone recently asked me if church assets are at risk, or if perjuring priest Bob Malm’s assets could be in jeopardy as a result of the current litigation. The answer is an unequivocal yes on both counts. The church’s insurance, like most, covers only normal damages, as in reimbursing a successful plaintiff for her losses. It expressly does… Read More »