All the #Metoo publicity and the stories about Harvey Weinstein, have brought back memories. It was a really difficult time back then, for the whole team, and those of us who were close to the lady who reported the sexual assault. ….. We were also caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society, under pressure to keep waiting times down, so our priorities were to try and keep the show on the road.Read More #Metoo
this week I’ve been thinking a lot about friends. It’s come up a few times when I’ve prayed and then again in church yesterday. I have over 300 of them on Facebook but dont wake up every day feeling popular! Training for ministry meant leaving a lot of lovely work friends behind and gaining a […]Read More Being mates
So I’ve just got back from a weekend at Mirfield with St Hild College, where I am training to be a priest. We study at three different sites in Sheffield, York and also at the College of the Resurrection, where we gather for a series of weekends and some of us are based there on […]Read More Lighting up the night sky
I’ve been working with some ladies recently who’ve really inspired me. They all have physical health problems but they show up week after week to try and reach out to the local community. Just getting to the coffee morning is an uncomfortable stretch but they do it out of a desire to be available, and able to join in and help.Read More Uncomfortable stretch
This week I’ve completed a leadership course which got me thinking about what kind of leaders are needed nowadays. I know as soon as I say “nowadays” I betray the fact I am officially middle aged. However it’s disappointing how simplistic our expectations seem to be of our political leaders in particular. I am not […]Read More Leaders and leading
Whether someone claims to be a christian or not, is actually not that helpful I don’t think. There are many people like Donald Trump who say they are a christian, but their actions may not support this, such as him bragging about sexually assaulting women. It’s better to look at who they are, what kind of politician they are, and what they stand for, both at a local and a national level.Read More How should we vote as Christians?
Rev Peter Dodson explores the theology and practice of Christian patience- a regular columnist in the Ripon Gazette http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/opinion/the-holy-living-column-with-rev-peter-dodson-1-8478337 A long time ago I discovered, through the spiritual and poetic genius of the Holy Bible, that God is represented as saying to his people and, therefore, to me, “I am patient with you” (Jeremiah 3.14 GNB). […]Read More “The fruit of the spirit is PATIENCE”