We were very saddened to hear of the death of Bishop John Wraw at the age of 58.
Kim Sawers is Joseph C. Hope Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Seattle Pacific University. She spent her sabbatical time at Ridley, along with her husband. On her return home, she reflected on her time within the Ridley community and shares her reflections with us here.
The Revd Canon Dr Adrian Chatfield, fellow of Ridley Hall, has been given the Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life for outstanding contributions to prayer and spiritual formation through the work of the Simeon Centre at the college.
Ridley’s Director of Pastoral Studies, Eeva John, writes about her recent trip to South Sudan to support the establishment of a church university.
When Baptist minister Peter Baker wants to shut down a conversation quickly, he tells people he’s a Minister of Religion. But more frequently when asked his occupation he replies, ‘I’m in the communications industry’, adeptly summarising a primary purpose of the Church.
With almost daily reports of corruption, fraud, poor employment practices etc, the challenge and importance of making a difference by spreading the aroma of Christ in our workplaces has never been greater.
It began with a conversation with a friend who is a jazz musician. Our talk came round to the album Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. ‘You’ve got to listen to this’, he said.
Our annual ‘Ember list’ draws on a tradition of Ember Days, which were formely set aside by the Church for fasting and prayer, and considered especially appropriate for ordinations. With this pullout centrefold we invite you to pray for this year’s leavers, and their families, as they prepare for their future ministry, whether it be in the world of work or in parish or lay ministry.