All blog posts in the 'Faith in Action' category

Idealism Vs Realism

Submitted by Stephen on Wed, 28/01/2015 - 12:40

Idealism and realism propose slightly different methods of social transformation. Which do you think is better? And, more importantly, which do you think is more Christ-like?

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It's All About 'We'

Submitted by Stephen on Fri, 23/01/2015 - 11:59

The gospel of Jesus is a wonderful message of hope and transformation, not only for persons, but for people. Faith in Action Intern Stephen emphasises the 'familiar gospel'.

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'Class A' Cool

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 08/01/2015 - 10:48

East London is like Schrödinger’s marmite. I love it and hate it at the same time.

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From Sty To Stomach

Submitted by Stephen on Tue, 02/12/2014 - 11:19

In a quest to learn how food production can be more transparent and sustainable, Stephen gets acquainted with some porky friends. * This blog contains an image of animal butchery.

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On Simplicity and Christmas

Submitted by Jacque on Tue, 02/12/2014 - 09:49

Sunday was the first day of Advent. A time to wind down the year, celebrate the birth of our saviour, and join together in our communities; churches offering advent courses, visiting families and catching up with friends. This morning I had a notification on Facebook about an Advent seminar from Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception, run by Richard Goode who has spoken at SCM Summer School recently (more details here if you're interested).

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The Experience Machine (Please Use Responsibly)

Submitted by Stephen on Sun, 30/11/2014 - 14:50

Is the fundamental goal of humanity to be happy? What if a machine could fulfil that goal for you? Stephen discusses the utilitarian pursuit of happiness. Spoiler Alert: if you haven't seen The Matrix yet, watch it. Now.

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Deserving Luck

Submitted by Jacque on Thu, 27/11/2014 - 14:18

I find the balance between people saying 'you deserved that' and 'you're so lucky' a difficult one. Recognising that someone has worked hard for their achievements combined with acknowledging that actually they were in a position to be able to achieve in the first place, can be hard to justify. I worked hard for my degree, but I grew up with access to free education, had a supportive family, it was financially viable for me to go and I didn't generally have major health concerns.

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On Advent

Submitted by Stephen on Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:10

'Tis the season of Advent! Within the hidden cells of the Advent calendar, Faith In Action Intern Stephen finds a deeper meaning to the Christmas narrative.

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The way we use language

Submitted by Jacque on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:37

Whilst on placement at Mind my primary project is the 'Wellbeing Workshops', and I also spend time building relationships with service users, seeing other groups and now I'm settled I'll be spending time visiting other mental health services in the area. As part of the process of reflecting on my work at Mind I have regular meetings with a support person to help me reflect theologically on my experiences. In this week’s blog I would like to recount one aspect of a recent conversation I had with him, where we discussed the language used when talking about mental health issues.

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Tweet Others As You Would Like To Be Tweeted

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:57

The use of social media continues to sky-rocket, while cracks in the framework of society grow. Can the answer be found in social media itself, or do we have a part to play? Faith In Action Intern Stephen investigates.

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