Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Condescension of Christ

One of the things I have really seen throughout this conflict is how poorly trained Episcopal clergy are in conflict resolution, and how quick they are to resort to patronizing condescension — what I kiddingly refer to as the condescension of Christ. While I have discussed the matter with relatively few clergy in the diocese of Virginia, the… Read More »

Truly Asinine Comments From David Crosby

Earlier today, I received a comment from David Crosby, an Episcopal priest in the area, in response to my comments about the diocese’s decision to terminate its search for a bishop suffragen. Inter alia, David trots out the old line about there being two sides to every story. That approach conveniently overlooks several key points: Shunning, which is… Read More »

Breaking News from the Diocese of Virginia

In an announcement that already is getting considerable pick-up within The Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Virginia has announced that it is terminating its efforts to find a new Bishop suffragan, and will not hold an election to fill the slot. The announcement, found here, makes clear that Bishop Shannon may leave his current position sooner rather than… Read More »

Further Proof The Episcopal Church Needs Whistleblower Protection

I recently asked a fellow blogger — someone very well known in The Episcopal Church and a delegate to General Convention — about the proposal from the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons’ proposal to include whistleblower protection. Leaving out personally identifiable information, here’s the response (emphasis added): Hi Eric,  I haven’t finished reading the whole SCCC report… Read More »

Upcoming Media Coverage

This fall, several publications will be covering my story, with articles timed to coincide with the hearing date in my case, which is set for October 5. Publications that will be running stories include The Wartburg Watch, as well as several online and traditional media outlets. Several blogger friends will be there, including someone from one of the… Read More »