All blog posts in the 'Reflections and Stories' category

What It Means To Be Accepted

Submitted by Ellis on Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:33

We kick off a new series of blogs from students telling their stories of being welcomed into churches, student groups and other communities. This week we hear from Cate, a member of Progressive Christians Essex.

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The Summer I Met Martin Luther King Jr.

Submitted by Ellis on Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:25

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the birthday of Dr King, who was born on 15 January 1929. We chat with former SCM member Revd Ian Whyte, who in 1964 had a surprise meeting with Dr King.

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Extending the Fruits of Community: A 2016 Retrospective

Submitted by Ellis on Wed, 04/01/2017 - 11:40

We take a look back at an eventful year, with some major new projects launched, looking forward to what 2017 might bring for SCM.

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Your Beauty Comes From Inside You

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 03/01/2017 - 17:04

We are beautiful, imperfect people – the only resolution we need this year is to nurture this God-given beauty and show Christ to the world. By Amy Sheridan.

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The Joy of Preaching

Submitted by Rach Collins on Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:45

Preaching means exploring the big questions of life and faith, engaging in a lifelong conversation with other people. By Rach Collins.

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A Light in the Darkness

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 10/11/2016 - 12:04

This is a transcript of a reflection on Daniel 5:13-30, given at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, on the morning of 9 November 2016. Written by Lizy Newswanger.

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Take My Hand: Touching Difference in Art and Faith

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:21

Taylor Driggers reflects on works of art from other cultures that have left a deep imprint on his own faith.

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Why You Should Serve and Get Involved in a Cathedral at University

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 19/10/2016 - 11:33

A wealth of opportunities to serve, take action and grow in faith await students at Cathedrals across Britain. Andy Dykes, Cathedral Evangelist at Liverpool Cathedral, explains why you should take that opportunity.

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Repost: Wrestling with Doubt and Uncertainty

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 16:34

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.

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The Church and Social Class: Breaking Down Divisions

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 04/10/2016 - 10:35

The church has a problem with class – often letting the talents of those from working class backgrounds go unheard. So how do we combat this culture and make sure our church communities are welcoming of all?

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