Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Burning Question: Will Bob Malm and Jeff Chiow Show Some Integrity as Bob Gears up for Retirement?

As Bob Malm gears up for retirement, and turns the Jesus-babble tap full open, the burning question (as Kemp Williams would put it), is will Bob Malm show some integrity? As in practicing what he preaches, telling the truth, and admitting to the parish that he has committed perjury by lying under oath? And while we’re at it,… Read More »

Ain’t it Great to Be Wealthy? Grace Church Pays Bob Malm $100,000 Bonus, Borrows to Keep the HVAC On

When you give to Grace Church, is it with the idea that the parish will pay $100,000 bonuses to Bob Malm? At the same time it’s cutting health insurance benefits to other clergy and employees? Is this social justice? Does it mater to you that the church is paying bonuses of this sort when it is borrowing to… Read More »

Bob Malm’s Retirement: Why The Five Stages of Grief Don’t (Or Shouldn’t!) Apply

Check out Bob Malm’s sermon from 7/21, found here. There are several issues with the sermon, one of which is disturbing and highly inappropriate. The latter involves Bob’s invocation of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’smodel of the five stages of grief in discussing his retirement. First, the author of the book “Death and Dying” is not Elizabeth Kubler Ross, as cited… Read More »

Breaking News: Tenth Presbyterian Seeks Unconstitutional Prior Restraint of Free Speech

When it comes to really bad, really un-Christian behavior, it takes a church. And in this case, not just any church, but Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia. Readers may recall the saga of Phil Snyder, the former member of Tenth Presbyterian, who spoke out about his concerns over allegations of sexual misconduct, including possible assault of a female church… Read More »

Additional Allegations Emerge About Bishop Shannon Johnston Covering up Sexual Harassment of Women

One of the valid criticisms of The Episcopal Church is that dioceses all too often function like the personal fiefdoms of their bishops. Yes, bishops are elected, and yes there is an elected standing committee, but bishops, like most bureaucrats, tend to surround themselves with sycophants. And this is nowhere more true than in the Episcopal Diocese of… Read More »

Best Description Yet for Grace Episcopal, aka St. Dysfunction

One of the recurring themes on this blog, predictably enough, is the extent of spiritual and practical dysfunction at Grace Episcopal Church. Ironically, one of the best descriptions of this situation comes from Jesus, who referred to the Scribes and Pharisees as “whitewashed tombs,” beautiful on the outside, yet reeking and full of filth on the inside. And… Read More »