All blog posts in the 'Reflections' category

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Rach’s Diary – No Train No Gain

Submitted by Rach Collins on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 17:11

SCM’s two-day training course concludes my first full week – exploring worship, discipleship and leadership.

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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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Rach's Diary - Home Sweet Office Home

Submitted by Rach Collins on Wed, 07/09/2016 - 12:41

Week 2 and I'm preparing and settling into my office.

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Rach's diary - Week 1

Submitted by Rach Collins on Fri, 02/09/2016 - 15:27

Rach Collins reflects on her first two days working at SCM.

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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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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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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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