Privilege

October 14, 2016

Sexism, Misogyny and Grief

There is something deeply disturbing about the recent discussions of sexism, misogyny, and the claims and counter claims of sexual abuse in this country and overseas. The absolute hatred, disrespect […]
December 28, 2017

Women and Justice in Leadership

I have been reflecting on the extraordinary and unexpectedly comprehensive understanding that has emerged from the universally shared experience of women from around the world following on from a third Leadership […]
January 8, 2018

The One Who Calls

Turning away from God and choosing instead to move purposefully, towards the ‘One Who Calls’ is a sign of these times.  The deep despair of women who find ‘the Church’ […]
July 8, 2018
A Just War or Just Peacemaking

The Entrenched, Privileged Cruelty of Patriarchy

There is a significant, seismic shift in the behaviour of many people in the English speaking world, with access to social media who have taken advantage of their capacity to shed the […]
August 7, 2019

A Rich Fool

A rich man is being called a fool by Jesus! I wonder how we would react if that was said to us by Jesus. Would we react like Donald Trump […]
September 1, 2019

Humility and Entitlement – Jesus’ Invitation to Dinner

Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Heb. 13:1-2) The ideas and expectations Jesus […]
October 18, 2019

Sorrow at the Cruelty and Unkindness of Privilege and Entitlement used against the LGBTI Community

I spoke recently in a sermon about the wilful and terrifying nature of blatant, unchecked privilege and entitlement; how fiercely and instinctively we defend what is ours, rationalising and determinedly […]
August 15, 2020

Taking A Knee

There is an extraordinary poem written by Dr Leah Schade, a minister in the Lutheran Church in the US called: ‘The Canaanite Woman Took a Knee’ which this week has […]
February 26, 2021

So Far and No Further!

I’ve been reading a book this week as part of my Lenten disciplines, called: ‘How to be Less Stupid about Race’, by Crystal M. Fleming.  In it, she describes the […]