Blogs

A Faith That Accommodates The Mess

By Ruth N on 18 Feb 2020

Testimonies from SCM's 130th Anniversary Service

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'They Just Get It'

By Ruth N on 18 Feb 2020

Testimonies from SCM's 130th Anniversary Service.

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My Favourite LGBT+ Ally

By SCM on 12 Feb 2020

Fr. James Martin SJ//

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You've Got Male (Privilege)

By Rob_C on 6 Feb 2020

Rob reflects on his privilege and the continued pursuit of learning how to raise up other voices, and generally be a better ally to those with less privilege.

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Humans Of The Movement - Alex//

By SCM on 5 Feb 2020

Alex kicks off our Humans of the Movement series, which we're using to shine a spotlight on some of our wonderful LGBT+ members.

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Shouting from the Closet: From Allyship to Acceptance?

By SCM on 30 Jan 2020

As a polite, church-going Christian, acceptability is my forte. In my first year of university, my friends would joke that I was a “good Christian boy”, primarily to get me to act out in one way or another. At church, I am frequently told how good/helpful/nice I am. I rarely face any situation where I am not accepted, particularly as I am a middle-class White man at a university in a big city. I don’t like standing out from the crowd and will do just about anything for a quiet life. In many ways my life is incredibly easy.

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Nothing Can Be Certain But Death And Metaxas

By SCM on 30 Jan 2020

A particular branch of “theology Twitter” is once again debating the theological placement of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and theologian who was killed by the Nazis in 1945. Specifically, the debate is centered on Eric Metaxas’ 2009 biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which was widely panned by Bonhoeffer scholars. Kristy reflects on why Bonhoeffer teaches us to operate out of hope and not fear. 

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A Response to the Church of England's Pastoral Statement

By SCM on 28 Jan 2020

SCM's trustees respond to the recent pastoral statement regarding sex, civil partnerships, and marriage from the Church of England's House of Bishops.

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Queerly Beloved: Encountering God in the Every Day

By Emma on 27 Jan 2020

Lu reflects on how existing as a queer person in the day-to-day mundanity of life is an act of resistance in itself. 

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Rach's Reflection: Heaven on earth

By Rach Collins on 21 Jan 2020

When I was preaching last Sunday at a church in Salford I led the congregation in looking at some of the images we use to describe God, particularly the Good Shepherd, using Psalm 23.  

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