All blog posts in the 'Reflections and Stories' category

A Faith Of My Own: Debbie’s Uni Story

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 03/10/2016 - 10:44

Debbie is a postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow, currently studying for a PhD in Medieval History. She takes an active role in leading the SCM network in Glasgow, and is a former member of General Council, SCM’s student-led decision making body. 

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Ecumenical MythBusters: Does the Catholic Church Desire Unity?

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 12:26

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of ‘Reformation Day’ – the occasion many believe to be the beginning of the separation of the Catholic and Protestant church. Daniel Leung pulls back the curtain on a tumultuous history and considers where we go from here in the work towards unity.

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Keeping My Faith Alive at University: Gemma’s Uni Story

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:55

Gemma King, a theology student at the University of Edinburgh, talks about how her faith grew while at university.

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Three Hours Sleep – A Personal Diary from World Youth Day

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:20

The face of mercy – of compassion, gratitude, and hope – can be found in young people. New GC member Sarah Derbyshire reflects on an epic journey through World Youth Day 2016.

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Saints and Politics: What Could Theresa May Learn from St Teresa of Avila?

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 12:40

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, shares a lot in common with a namesake saint: St Teresa of Avila. So much so, that we asked SCM member Shanika Ranasinghe to investigate the comparison a little further.

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Longing, Desire, and the Pursuit of God

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 15/08/2016 - 12:15

Seeking God through hardship, perseverance and longing. By Jamie Howard.

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Finding my faith

Submitted by Ruth on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:47

Finding a community where you feel comfortable to explore your faith can be tricky. SCM and YFGM member Julian Wood tells us about his experience of re-engaging with Christianity and his journey so far. 

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A Blogger’s Life: Speaking Up for Those on the Margins

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:46

What motivates a Christian blogger to write about her experiences of faith, work and life? Recent graduate Natasha Bunney reflects on the creative process and how it helps her remain engaged with the world.

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Dear Preachers and Storytellers: Your Anecdotes Matter

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:59

Anecdotes and stories can reveal deep and real truths about our lives as Christians – helping us seek God and find peace. Rebekah Blyth recalls a recent story that has helped her deal with stress about graduating.

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Success and Failure in the Eyes of God

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 27/06/2016 - 15:38

When it comes to discussing success and failure, it all depends on why we do the things we do. Rachel Blackhurst, SCM member at Edinburgh, writes on why we need to reconsider what it means to succeed and fail.

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