Faith in Action

How Christian Witness Changed a Poppy Policy

5 Sep 2018

As an international student in the UK I tried to blend in as much as I could. Part of this meant popping my coin in the tin around the beginning of November and wearing my Red Poppy as everybody else does. The Red Poppy cause is about helping veterans and I know how difficult life can be for...

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Preparing for the Interruptions

9 Aug 2018

‘In failing to prepare you are preparing to fail’ – anyone else having awful flashbacks to school exams on reading this phrase? For me it brings up the vague sick feeling that accompanies revision timetables, flashcards, and piles of textbooks in the library while the sun shines outside.

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The Golden Rule of Pride

9 Aug 2018

I have been to Pride three times in my life, all of them since I’ve been at university. The first time, I was a frightened nineteen-year-old coming to the end of my first year. I was still struggling with the sense of independence that being away from home for the first time had afforded me, and...

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The Good Place? Bonhoeffer and Christian Ethics

10 Jul 2018

Along with seemingly everyone with a Netflix account, I’ve recently been binge-watching NBC's hit show The Good Place. It centres around a woman, Eleanor, who finds herself in heaven, but *spoilers!* quickly discovers she’s not meant to be there. She decides she has to find a way of becoming a...

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Discipleship: Deepening Faith

27 Jun 2018

SCM’s third aim is Deepening Faith. For the next installment of the SCM Discipleship series we asked our Members to share the ways in which they deepen their faith that aren't the usual suspects!

Reading and Being Creative

“I read books about Celtic...

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Discipleship: Celebrating Diversity

26 Jun 2018

1. I am Walking

Jesus calls us to be ourselves. ‘Authenticity’ is a buzz word which many hate, and many love. But, ultimately, it is the calling to discipleship. Jesus calls people into relationship with each-other, but only after transforming the self. Changing...

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Existence Anew: Bonhoeffer and Discipleship

14 Jun 2018

“But because Jesus is the Christ, it has to be made clear from the beginning that his word is not a doctrine. Instead, it creates existence anew.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s story is well known. He was writing theology...

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Discipleship: Seeking Justice

13 Jun 2018

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty

- Luke 1:52-53

Discipleship is a big word in the Christian faith, and it covers a lot of ground – what it...

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Discipleship: Creating Community

13 Jun 2018

Firstly, it’s important to realise as we spoke about in out introduction blog that discipleship is not just about the individual, but ‘at it’s very core it involves other people in community together; learning, teaching, walking...

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Discipleship

12 Jun 2018

This month’s theme is discipleship. But before we dive in, what even is discipleship? It’s one of those words that gets bandied about a lot, and it can have different connotations for different people. We think that discipleship is taking up the call to follow Jesus, whatever that may look like...

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