Sunset on the college term

#492 #sunset on another #michaelmasterm at #riponcollegecuddesdon Prayers for those working to meet deadlines, #safetravels and for #rest and #recuperation for all of my colleagues as we take space to process all that has happened over this last term. Amen. 

End of Office

#295 Finally the presidential staff has been passed on. I have been the President of the Common Room at college since October, and the initials on the staff are a testament of those who have gone before me. It has genuinely been a joy and a privilege, and I have loved every minute of it.... Continue Reading →

#198 This evening I lay my competitive spirit at the foot of the cross. #formation has led me to recognise this as more of a weakness than a strength. Last term I ran or went swimming in my spare time. I had a moment in the pool one day towards the end of term where... Continue Reading →

#77 #velveteenrabbit is one of those beautiful childhood stories that still makes me cry. An old horse in the nursery tells rabbit about becoming real: “‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. 'It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to... Continue Reading →

#57 #Deconstruction was the theme for the first full day of my theological training…both the deconstruction of self as we think about #formation, but also destruction of a 350 year old tree on the site of the college and seen many ordinands pass by. “Where the Lord closes a door somewhere he opens a window!”

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