All blog posts in the 'Reflections and Stories' category

What Holy Communion Means to a Methodist

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 11/04/2016 - 11:00

Strength, unity and an open welcome – Revd Jennie Hurd from the Methodist church in Wales looks at why the sacrament is so special to her. This is part of our series looking at the celebration of Communion in different denominations.

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What the Eucharist Means to a Quaker

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 10:07

SCM's Faith in Action Worker Ruth Wilde, talks about a form of the Eucharist she has recently encountered - the Peace Meal - and what it means to her. This is part of our series looking at the celebration of Communion in different denominations.

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A New Evangelism?

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:53

What does evangelism look like in the modern, messy world we live in? Adam Spiers, President of Exeter MethAng, says evangelism is more about discipleship – and argues we all need to rethink how we go about it.

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‘Singing is a lover’s thing’: why I love Choral Evensong

Submitted by SCM on Sun, 13/03/2016 - 11:00

Taylor Carey from SCM St Andrews explains why choral evensong is one of the church traditions he loves the most.

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Representing Young Voices at General Synod

Submitted by SCM on Sun, 13/03/2016 - 10:00

Leah Bell is one of the Church of England Youth Council’s representative to General Synod this year. She blogs about her experience trying to break down barriers within the church, and discovering her sense of identity in the process.

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Why it's worth telling stories (and telling them well)

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 29/02/2016 - 12:17

Storytelling is integral to exploring what our faith means and how we make sense of it, says Pádraig Ó Tuama, in this post adapted from an article he wrote in Movement magazine issue 147, entitled The Theology of Story.

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Time to Talk

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 04/02/2016 - 12:35

SCM Member Shanika Ranasinghe shares her experience of schizoaffective disorder for Time to Talk day. 

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The Vulnerability of Lent

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:05

Following Jesus into the desert means breaking down walls that we’ve built to appear strong or comfortable. Debbie White reflects on what Lent is all about for her – and why it’s her favourite liturgical season in the Christian calendar.

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My SCM Experience has Lasted over 50 Years

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 25/01/2016 - 12:34

SCM Friend and former member Chris Lawson shares his experience of the movement in the 1950s, and what it has meant for his life and faith ever since.

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SCM in 2015: A Look Back

Submitted by Ellis on Mon, 21/12/2015 - 16:37

2015 has been a year of change and renewal for SCM, as new groups and universities join the movement and we focus on resourcing both student and church leaders in their outreach and ministry. We look back on a year full of surprises.

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