All blog posts in the 'Reflections and Stories' category
I love it when someone suggests a long word for something you’ve been thinking about but didn’t have a way of describing. This week’s word is ‘incarnational’, which basically means living it out, rather than telling people what to do.
I think this is an important word for a movement like SCM. Sometimes we are all guilty of telling people what they should be doing, rather than leading by example. Rather than trying to persuade people to do things, or think in a certain way we need to just act and think and live as though God’s kingdom is here.Read more
At the recent ‘Godly Mayhem’ conference organised by the Progressive Christianity Network and SCM, one of the student participants raised the question of whether students are too young to cope with doubt, and whether embracing doubt and uncertainty is something we can only do when we are older and have a bit more life experience.Read more
I often find myself having circular conversations with church leaders about the differences between chaplaincy and student work.
Sometimes it is hard to spot the difference, but when the student work doesn’t happen it is all too obvious.Read more
It’s natural to want clear and easy definitions of what we believe. But the world is a messy and complex place, full of contradictions. Can the Christian faith really resolve our doubts and contradictions?Read more
The truth is out there...right? Faith in Action intern Stephen shares about his journey of faith - how the questions have opened up opportunities to learn from others and keep searching for the truth.Read more
Can having questions about God deepen the experience of our faith? For Fiona Haworth, struggling with questions and doubt is a valuable part of her faith – enriching the spaces that lead to a fuller understanding of the world and our identity as Christians.Read more
Taylor Driggers, a student at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on the Taizé community and how the simple art of contemplation brings thousands of Christians closer to God.Read more
Fresh vision can drive away the most apathetic voice. At Conference this year, Revd Inderjit invited us to consider what dream we are working towards.Read more
International Development Studies student Lauren Stevens shares her musings on her year teaching abroad and her dreams for a better world.Read more