Category Archives: Title IV

Breaking News: Episcopal Priest Michael Glenn Rich Arrested on Allegations of Child Pornography

A well-known Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Alabama, the Rev. Michael Glenn Rich, has been arrested on three charges of possessing child pornography. Formerly a professor of journalism at Auburn University, Rich was ordained in 2006. Most recently, he … Continue reading

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Anglican Consultative Council’s Safe Church Commission Gives Grounds for Hope

One of the disappointing things about many progressive churches, including The Episcopal Church (of which I am a member), is that they largely ignore abuse within the church that doesn’t involve sex, drugs, violence, or mayhem. That is unfortunate, for … 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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Healing After Clergy Misconduct: How to Help Churches Move Towards Wholeness

In this post, I want to explore how churches heal after clergy misconduct. Specifically, I want to explore the questions, “What does it take for a church to heal? How can church officials help a church heal?” First, an important … 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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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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