Blogs

Church Exchange - Part One

By SCM on 24 Mar 2015

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father.

John 17:20b-21a

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International Women's Day: Alberta Williams King

By SCM on 3 Mar 2015

With International Women's Day fast approaching, SCM's Debbie White introduces us to Alberta Williams King.

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Incarnational Student Work

By Hilary on 12 Feb 2015

I love it when someone suggests a long word for something you’ve been thinking about but didn’t have a way of describing.  This week’s word is ‘incarnational’, which basically means living it out, rather than telling people what to do.

I think this is an important word for a movement like SCM. Sometimes we are all guilty of telling people what they should be doing, rather than leading by example. Rather than trying to persuade people to do things, or think in a certain way we need to just act and think and live as though God’s kingdom is here.

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Doubt and Uncertainty

By Hilary on 23 Jan 2015

At the recent ‘Godly Mayhem’ conference organised by the Progressive Christianity Network and SCM, one of the student participants raised the question of whether students are too young to cope with doubt, and whether embracing doubt and uncertainty is something we can only do when we are older and have a bit more life experience.

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Chaplaincy and Student Work - Spot the Difference!

By Hilary on 22 Jan 2015

I often find myself having circular conversations with church leaders about the differences between chaplaincy and student work. 

Sometimes it is hard to spot the difference, but when the student work doesn’t happen it is all too obvious. 

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Searching for Truth in a sea of doubt

By SCM on 7 Oct 2014

The truth is out there...right? Faith in Action intern Stephen shares about his journey of faith - how the questions have opened up opportunities to learn from others and keep searching for the truth.

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Wrestling with Doubt: Why uncertainty can be valuable

By SCM on 29 Sep 2014

Can having questions about God deepen the experience of our faith? For Fiona Haworth, struggling with questions and doubt is a valuable part of her faith – enriching the spaces that lead to a fuller understanding of the world and our identity as Christians.

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Connecting the Spheres: Life as a Christian International Student

By SCM on 23 Sep 2014

International students cross borders, cultures and boundaries to go to university. Taylor Driggers, an international student who graduated this year, reflects on his experience as a Christian studying abroad.

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The Theology of Story: Part Two

By Movement Magazine on 15 Sep 2014

Part two of Pádraig Ó Tuama's feature article from Movement magazine issue 147.

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The Theology of Story: Part One

By Movement Magazine on 15 Sep 2014

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian who works in Belfast. He is interested in curry, whiskey, and how storytelling can help groups of people have difficult discussions. His other writings can be found at padraigotuama.com. This article was originally published in Movement magazine issue 147.

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