Category Archives: Bullying

When Nice Ain’t So Nice: Eight Dangers of Being Churchy Nice

Some years ago, BYU magazine ran a great article titled, “When Nice Ain’t So Nice.” It was a telling and insightful look into LDS society, which often places a high priority on being nice, even when perhaps not the right … Continue reading

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Shocking, Disgraceful and Appalling: LA Diocese Continues to Play Games with St. James the Great

The Diocese of Los Angeles continues to play petty power games with the church of St, James the Great Continue reading

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Dear Church: Ten Things I Hate About You

Okay, so right about now, you probably think I’m a millennial. The reality is far different. I’m a cradle Episcopalian, active in my church and community, and I love the people in my church. I’m also in my 50’s — … Continue reading

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The Need for Congregational Ethics Policies in The Episcopal Church and Other Progressive Faith Communities

My bet is that, when you saw the title of this post, you thought, “Why would we need that? This is a church, after all.” Or, you said to yourself, “Doesn’t the Bible provide the guidance we need?” Natural reactions, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Having a Healthy Church

Abraham Lincoln once said that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. And the same is true for churches–most are about as healthy as they make up their minds to be. Over the … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Protection: The Time to Act is Now

When I look at the recent news stories, including Bishop Bruno and his erstwhile land deal, the sex scandal in the Church of England, the allegations around Cardinal Pell, the Heather Cook scandal, and even the recent arrest of an … Continue reading

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GAFCON Now Tries to Bully Churches of England and Scotland While Apologists Lie

As an Episcopalian, I watch with dismay as the Global Anglican Future Conference aka GAFCON continues it efforts to bully other Anglicans. What is GAFCON? It is a group of Anglicans, based heavily in Africa and the so-called Southern Cone, … Continue reading

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