Blogs

Life as an International Christian Student

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 20/06/2016 - 13:06

We chat with Swarup Bar, an SCM member and PhD student in Glasgow, about the challenging and surprising aspects of being a Christian international student.

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Leaning Towards Love: A Reflection on Orlando

Submitted by Ruth on Fri, 17/06/2016 - 16:20

SCM member Ellie Wilde reflects on the recent shootings in Orlando from an LGBT Christian perspective. 

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Truth, democracy and the EU Referendum

Submitted by Ruth on Thu, 16/06/2016 - 10:51

Our Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth, asks 'When the truth is hidden from people, can there be real democracy?'

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Love Conquers All

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 10:43

This blog post is written by Adam Spiers, a straight male who is a member of Exeter MethAng. It is adapted from a reflection Adam gave at a vigil in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, organised by the University of Exeter’s LGBTQ+ society.

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Showing Some Love For Small Groups

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:51

Small groups within church are often a valuable source of community and support for students, giving young people the opportunity to lead and mentor each other, says Natasha Bunney.

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Inside the Student Experience: A Year in the Life of a Student Worker

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 13/06/2016 - 11:20

Emma Temple is the chaplaincy assistant at the University of Leeds, having graduated in 2015. Here she looks back on her experience engaging with the current student community, and offers some advice for churches in their outreach and ministry.

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Leadership is Offering Something, Big or Small

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 07/06/2016 - 10:10

How far can a small offering go? As young people taking on roles of leadership, we need to remember that nothing is ever wasted when offered to God, says Amy Sheridan.

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What I learn from my students

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:59

Years on from his own graduation, Revd Dr James Walters – chaplain at the London School of Economics – reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his students about how perceptions and attitudes to religion have changed.

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SCM 2016 Summer Reading List

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 31/05/2016 - 16:01

Summer is here, which means settling down with a set of great books without even thinking about revision or deadlines. Hurray!

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Why You Should Join General Council

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 23/05/2016 - 10:56

We ask current members of SCM’s General Council (GC) – the student leadership body and board of trustees for the movement – to share about their experience as a GC member, and why they think it’s important for members to stand for election this year.

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