Faith in Action

Dealing with Depression at Christmas

20 Dec 2016

It is slightly farcical that I should be writing for SCM at all. I dropped out of university. At the time of dropping out I did not want anything to do with academia ever again. For a brief period, I flirted with the idea of going back- but then I remembered and was reminded of...

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Welcoming Refugees in the Syrian Kitchen at All Hallows Church

14 Dec 2016

For two years, All Hallows Church in Leeds has been running a Real Junk Food Café as part of their community outreach. The idea behind it is simple: food that would otherwise go to waste is instead used to cook delicious meals for local...

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Faith and Frontiers Today

15 Nov 2016

On 5 November I attended Project Bonhoeffer’s event, ‘Faith and Frontiers Today’, which left a lot of room for theological thought. Firstly, Esther Reed’s talk on transnationalism and the work of Bonhoeffer was interesting and led me to question key things that I had come to understand about the...

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Confronted With Christ (In a Full Dress Kilt)

31 Oct 2016

On a Friday night in October, Christ confronted me in a full Dress Kilt.

From 14-16 October, SCM Glasgow hosted the SCM Scotland gathering at Wellington Church in the heart of Glasgow’s West End and the University of Glasgow campus. On the Friday night we gathered for introductions before...

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The Role of the Church in Declaring Black Lives Matter

10 Oct 2016

By Omari Hutchinson

The Black Lives Matter movement is firmly grounded in the context of Black American lived experience. It exists out of the context of crisis and outrage, which insists that attention be focused on Black lives because of the ways in which they are systemically...

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Affirming and Celebrating Christian LGBTQI+ Work

3 Oct 2016

On the 1st October, Caitlin from General Council and I went along to a meeting of around 30 people from different organisations and churches across the country and across the spectrum of Christian traditions, from evangelical free church to Catholic and everything in between. The thing we all...

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My Mental Health and University

3 Oct 2016

University is hard.  Whichever way you look at it, it throws a whole load of firsts at you in a very short space of time.  You start living away from home, with new people, a brand new place, a new environment and you have to cook for yourself, in a new kitchen with a band new set of cooking...

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Why the church needs to move beyond growth

15 Aug 2016

Recently I decided to try listening to Christian radio. Yes, that’s right, despite attending Church for years now I have never listened to Christian radio before now. Don’t get me wrong, I love listening to some Christian podcasts (Homebrewed Christianity is probably my favourite podcast) but I...

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Why you need to go to church this Sunday

8 Aug 2016

The recent terrorist attack in a French church that resulted in the killing of Father Jacques Hamel as he presided over a service was more than an attack on the church of any one denomination or country. It was an attack on the Kingdom of God itself. At least that was my instant gut feeling when...

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Healing Divisions: Life Post-Brexit

21 Jul 2016

The few short weeks since the result of the EU Referendum was announced has been a time of political and social turmoil, not merely in the UK but across the rest of Europe and further afield. Governments have been changed, alliances forged and sundered, communities shaken to their roots. I...

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