Blogs

John Denver - Sunshine on my Shoulders

By Alana on 22 Jul 2022

With the recent hot weather, what better to talk about in this Everyday Theology blog then ecological theology and our environmental world. 

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“You don’t need to feel sorry for me – but you DO need to accommodate me”: a provocation for Disability Pride Month

By SCM on 13 Jul 2022

Shanika has written for SCM in the past about her experiences as a mentally disabled student who can’t attend church. This blog rehashes some of that story, focusing particularly on how her disability arose in a church setting and how the wider Church struggles to understand and respond to this uncomfortable fact. 

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Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

By Alana on 6 Jul 2022

For this Everyday Theology blog we'll discuss Lenny Kravitz's 90's song in which he sings about the coming of a messianic figure who has just one question to ask the people he meets:  

“Are You Gonna Go My Way?” 

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Clinging on: PTSD and faith

By SCM on 21 Jun 2022

SCM member Honey Harrop shares their experience of PTSD and faith. 

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Refugee Week: What is it, why do we celebrate it and why is it so important – especially this year?

By Lizzy on 20 Jun 2022

Founded in 1998, Refugee Week is a week-long UK-wide festival celebrating refugees that takes place every year in June. In this blog Lizzy explains what Refugee Week stands for, why she loves it, and why this year more than ever it is so important to celebrate the refugees living within our own communities. 

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World Refugee Day

By Alana on 8 Jun 2022

In April of this year The Nationality and Borders Bill was passed in Parliment. This will impair refugees' ability to enter the country legally whilst putting them in more danger if travelling illegally. Some aspects of the Bill are also designed to undermine the rights of refugees and asylum seekings already living in the UK.

What do you think we should do?  

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Called To Be... Feylyn's Discovery

By SCM on 6 Jun 2022

Feylyn is a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. She reflects on how she has listened to God calling her through the people around her, and seeing God at work in the highs and the lows. 

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Called to Be: Emilia's Journey

By SCM on 30 May 2022

For the first vocations story from our Called to Be resource we hear from Emilia. Emilia has a degree in motorsports and now works for a luxury car company. She reflects on the choices she has made working in a field that has contributed to projects she believes go against her faith.

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Called to Be: Vocations Resource

By SCM on 30 May 2022

The idea of vocation, within church contexts, is now mostly used to refer to becoming a church leader or religious minister. But it is so much broader; it is about our journey as disciples in whatever direction God is leading us. It is not only about what we do, but how we live and who we are called to be. 

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Antony and the Johnsons - Hope There's Someone

By Alana on 24 May 2022

For our next Everyday Theology blog, we discuss the fear of death and judgement according to scripture and some of society. 

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