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Top 10 Reasons I Would Be a Lousy Bishop

4. I Have Had Some Mental Health Challenges I’m getting better all the time, but I’ve had some significant personal crises in my life. The stress from broken romances, active addictions, failed Ph.D applications, smoking really strong ganja, growing up with an alcoholic, growing up with an alcoholic in Las […]

Top 10 Reasons I would be a Lousy Bishop

#7. I have Problems with Authority Figures I’ve served under six Episcopal bishops. I’ve had serious run-ins with three. One of those run-ins included the use of profanity (see reason #8). None were pleasant. All had consequences. It was never fun. Thing is, had I been a bishop, I wonder […]

Top 10 Reasons I would be a Lousy Bishop

Reason # 10. Too Hard to Remember How to Write my Name Some Episcopal clergy practice a interesting tradition when writing out their name, especially on formal documents like marriage licenses and baptismal certificates, letters of admonition, or rejection letters to aspiring bishops. If one is a priest, then one […]