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Kelly Sibthorpe

About Me: 

Campus Pastor, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario.

Interests: 

fishing, astronomy, drumming, Jesus.

  • Thanks for the excellent summation of the challenges faced by spouses of clergy.

    Just a gentle reminder that there are now approximately 100 ordained women in the denomination, many with...

  •      Your interest in this blog is so encouraging! Since sharing this story, I have been encouraged in so many ways by a number of people interested in providing more resources for men and boys...

  • Doug,

    Yes, you are semantically correct. Thank-you for bringing clarity. Authority to exercise power of course is granted by the people as we have just witnessed yesterday in the mid-terms...

  • Excellent article!

    The concept of equal partnership as a part of an egalitarian world-view challenges both genders to modify long held patriarchal power structures within our ecclesiastical...

  • Bev,

     

    Thank-you for the link to the "Pyramid of  Abuse". It is a fine summary of organizational systems theory, surrounding the foundations of abuse of power in its forms. Church...

  •  "Until all CRC's", Synod lamented, "adopt safe church policies", vulnerable people could be subject to abuse of power. Synod is aware. Are you?  Where is the Holy Spirit in this? The Spirit leads...

  • Bev,

    Correct, the actual statistics are higher. The 2% a"across the board in  all professional spheres represent the percentage of cases where actual  conviction with disciplinary action...

  • MJill,

    Thank-you for your support! It is so interesting the parallel that resonates with me between the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford regarding her memory of assault by Judge Kavanaugh...

  • Hi Eric,

    Thanks for your acknowledgement and support. Abuse awareness is not a popular topic.

    I applaud you in your work to dispel the darkness by bringing the stories too light and...

  • Hi All,

    Thank-you Roger for confirming the fact that there is an element of "circling the wagons" in times of crisis including times of accusation of sexual abuse against an office bearer....