All blog posts in the 'Reflections' category

Rediscovering fasting: a personal journey

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:05

I think I might be trying a bit too hard to think through my faith to ensure it remains relevant and dynamic.

For many, the idea of reinventing doctrine is controversial. Tradition is important, I am fond of it myself. But the reinvention I’m inclined towards is more like re-discovery – taking a fresh perspective on those traditions to make them more understandable today. This means I usually manage to find some obscure writing of a Saint or Church Father who had the same idea a long time ago.

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Breathing space: silence

Submitted by Victoria on Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:55

The last in our Lenten blog series. What is silence and why does it matter?

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Meeting God in Silence and Community

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 19/03/2014 - 18:40

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.

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Breathing Space: Creativity

Submitted by Victoria on Wed, 19/03/2014 - 12:17

The second blog of our Lent series looks at an essential part of our nature which is often under-valued.

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Lent: Breathing Space

Submitted by Victoria on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 17:00

Is busy-ness the same as stress? Is distraction the same as rest?

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The Value of Vision

Submitted by Ellis on Tue, 25/02/2014 - 11:49

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.

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Peace, Power and Protest: Living it Out

Submitted by SCM on Fri, 07/02/2014 - 16:35

Sarah Hine from the Darvell Community contributes her thoughts to our Peace, Power and Protest blog series, reflecting on living out peace in our communities.

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Week of Prayer to Combat Christian Indifference

Submitted by Victoria on Fri, 24/01/2014 - 19:04

In this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, why does it really matter?

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Only do the things you can worry about (my Amazon-free Christmas)

Submitted by Victoria on Tue, 31/12/2013 - 12:57

I have one of those complicated families which has inconsiderately spread itself across the breadth of the United Kingdom. As well as making it difficult to see one another, this wreaks logistical havoc on present-buying occasions, such as birthdays and – most of all – Christmas. As such, most of my relatives and friends have, at least once, received a gift via that most ubiquitous of middle men, Amazon. Sometimes I have even asked dear old Mr A to wrap the gift for me.

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Peace, Power and Protest: Peace from Within

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 17:34

Susan Clarkson from the Catholic Worker Community contributes her thoughts to our Peace, Power and Protest blog series, reflecting on finding peace within ourselves.

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