All blog posts in the 'Reflections and Stories' category

Love Conquers All

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 10:43

This blog post is written by Adam Spiers, a straight male who is a member of Exeter MethAng. It is adapted from a reflection Adam gave at a vigil in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, organised by the University of Exeter’s LGBTQ+ society.

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Inside the Student Experience: A Year in the Life of a Student Worker

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 13/06/2016 - 11:20

Emma Temple is the chaplaincy assistant at the University of Leeds, having graduated in 2015. Here she looks back on her experience engaging with the current student community, and offers some advice for churches in their outreach and ministry.

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Leadership is Offering Something, Big or Small

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 07/06/2016 - 10:10

How far can a small offering go? As young people taking on roles of leadership, we need to remember that nothing is ever wasted when offered to God, says Amy Sheridan.

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What I learn from my students

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:59

Years on from his own graduation, Revd Dr James Walters – chaplain at the London School of Economics – reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his students about how perceptions and attitudes to religion have changed.

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Rediscovering The Divine: Embracing an Open, Just and Honest Faith

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 18/05/2016 - 10:14

How an encounter with Christian communities rooted in honesty, openness and the beautiful rhythms of liturgy helped one student rediscover faith.

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Some things never change…?

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 14:24

Chaplaincy is a place of rest and challenge for students who come through the doors every day. So what do students bring, and what can we learn from their stories? Guest blog by Kate Pearson, chaplain at the University of Warwick.

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All the Bells and Smells: What the Eucharist Means to a Catholic

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 17:34

Daniel Leung, a graduate student of B.A. (Hons) Christian Theology and Media & Communication at Liverpool Hope University, shares what the Eucharist means to him as a Catholic, and why the ‘bells and smells’ of this sacrament are so fundamental to the spiritual lives of generations of believers.

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God of the Stranger and the Lost

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 04/05/2016 - 09:53

Rachel Blackhurst, member of SCM Edinburgh, writes about her experience studying abroad in India, and how it opened her eyes to her dependence on others and experience of God through the simple act of welcome.

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Whisper It: Tackling Hate and Abuse on Social Media

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 25/04/2016 - 11:56

We need to think carefully about how we deal with hatred and abuse on social media, being more like God’s whisper than fuelling the hurricane, says Joey Knock.

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What Can We Do For International Students?

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 18/04/2016 - 11:05

Reaching out to international students isn’t just about experiencing a different culture and adding to ours, but can create a sense of home that reflects the amazing diversity of God’s kingdom. By Ben Hodozsó

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