Elijah's Berlin Adventures Part Two: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

By SCM on 30 Aug 2023

Elijah shares his reflections on visitng the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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Elijah's Berlin Adventure Part One: The walls we encounter, maintain, and resist.

By SCM on 22 Aug 2023

Elijah shares some reflections sparked by the Berlin Wall after our latest Bonhoeffer in Berlin trip.

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In defence of “rip-off” degrees and those who study them

By SCM on 25 Jul 2023

The grim crack-down on degrees deemed less important is a thinly veiled attack on ambition, the arts, and working-class students, says Tom.

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Blessed Are The Queer, Doubtful, Anxious People of Faith: Beatitudes for the SCM National Gathering

By SCM on 12 Jul 2023

Mo shares their Beatitudes for the SCM National Gathering 2023.

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Vocation, Vocation, Vocation: Christianity and Careers

By SCM on 28 Jun 2023

What does a 'Christian' career look like? Should we even talk about careers instead of ‘vocations’ or ‘callings’? Nathan explores Christianity and careers in our latest blog.

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Flipping Tables

By Anonymous (not verified) on 21 Jun 2023

When I was younger there was one Bible story that was often mysteriously passed over during our youth study group. In fact, I never remember it being spoken about. Which is a shame because it is the story that I have clung onto in the past year as I have been coming to grips with realising that a lot of what I was taught was, to quote my partner, ‘absolutely bonkers’ and quite harmful. It’s the story of Jesus rushing into the Temple grounds and angrily flipping the tables of those using the area to make deals and sell their wares as they abuse what the Temple is supposed to reflect.

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Inspired by Love and Anger

By Grace Stewart on 14 Jun 2023

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain,

Informed of God's own bias, we ask him once again:

"How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind?

How long dare vain self-interest turn prayer and pity blind?"

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Take the Veg Pledge with YCCN!

By SCM on 6 Jun 2023

Thomas from the Young Christian Climate Network introduces their current campaign: Take the Veg Pledge

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Attending XR's The Big One

By Naomi Orrell on 29 May 2023

When Extinction Rebellion (XR) announced on social media that they were aiming to get 100,000 people outside Parliament to put pressure on the UK government to ACT on climate change, I knew I had to be there. The climate crisis is such a dominating and complex issue that it is easy to feel like the small acts don’t matter. By being there on the 23rd of April I was hoping to make a big impact and ease my anxieties surrounding the thousands of people already displaced due to climate change.

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Julian, Jesus, and Motherhood

By Grace Stewart on 17 May 2023

It was Mother’s Day in most countries other than the UK on Sunday (including the US, where I grew up), and I’ve been reading a lot of Julian of Norwich lately. So it seemed only natural to write about one of Julian’s most famous and unique theological concepts: Jesus as our divine mother.

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