Monthly Archives: June 2018

Why +Johnston’s Recent Announcement is An Epic Fail

In a recent letter sent to the diocese of Virginia, Bishop Shannon Johnston provided additional information on his recent announcement that he will be asking the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center to help address internal issues at Mayo House, diocesan headquarters; as well as his intent to retire sooner rather than later. The bad news, though, is that the… Read More »

Comments from Dr. Diane Landberg, Expert on Church Trauma

Dr. Diane Landberg says this of her counseling center, which addresses the trauma caused by spiritual, emotional and sexual abuse in the church:Trauma is the mission field of the 21st century.  Trauma disrupts life, dissolves relationships & hinders faith development wherever it is experienced. As an expression of the Gospel, missional Christians follow Jesus into the world to… Read More »

Comment on Surviving Church Blog

There’s a great comment on the Rev. Stephen Parson’s blog, Surviving Church, under his original post about shunning in church, “Shunning — a barbaric practice.” The author, based in the US, says: Stephen, thank you for this post. I emailed you a while back about some things I’ve realized about my church culture – white US evangelical, in… Read More »

Interesting Twitter Post on Clergy and the “Dark Triad”

In psychology, there is the concept of the so-called “Dark Triad,” which comprises three personality disorders that are highly prevalent among clergy. The three often interlock, and some consider them to exist along a continuum. The traits are narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. All comprise a lack of empathy, superficial charm, manipulation, lack of remorse, an inability to accept… Read More »

See for Yourself: Leslie Malm Claims Parishioners and Grace Episcopal School Students “Terrified”

Here’s another defamatory post by Leslie Malm, Bob Malm’s wife.  Does anyone really believe that students at Grace Episcopal School read this blog, let along my mother’s blog? And how would Leslie know that, since she typically rolls through church 3 times a year—if she’s on a tear? Nor has there ever been anything on either blog that… Read More »

Speaking of Bob Malm’s Job Performance and Compensation….

Speaking of issues involving Bob Malm’s compensation and his work performance, here’s a specific example. Per his letter of agreement and church canons, Bob is responsible for the care and maintenance of the physical plant. Not directly, but as the person ultimately responsible for the day-to-day operation of the parish. Given that he is paid close to $200,000… Read More »

“The Power of Courageous Leadership”: Laughable Moments in Bob Malm’s Sermon

In a recent sermon, Bob Malm apparently attempts to manage perceptions of his lack of leadership and management skills by telling parishioners that he is reading Nancy Koehn’s book, “Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times.” That’s pretty funny, actually, as Koehn’s key messages illustrate just how dismal Bob’s performance as rector really is.… Read More »