Movement Magazine

Welcoming International Students: Interview with Lizy Newswanger Part One

29 Mar 2016

Hi Lizy, could you tell us a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, and your current role at Wellington Church in Glasgow?

I originally came to Glasgow as a study abroad student from the United States in the spring of 2012. Scotland was a place I’d always wanted to...

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Book Review: Together for the Common Good - Towards a National Conversation

15 Mar 2016

What is it?

Let me start this review by saying that this book is really a collection of short essays about the nature of the ‘common good’. But I hope the word ‘essays’ doesn’t make it sound dull. This book is anything but. These essays began from a shared conversation,...

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God Loves Women: gender, faith and social media

8 Mar 2016

It’s been four years since I set up my @God_loves_women Twitter account. At the time I set it up I was working for a Christian organisation and didn’t want to get them into trouble with what I suspected were going to be rather strong opinions in...

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Reaching out to Students: An Interview with Sally Hitchiner

8 Oct 2015

As Coordinating Chaplain at Brunel, what do you love most about your job?

It has to be the students. Being an undergraduate is such a formative time. It’s when people work out what values and influences they want to have an impact on the rest of their lives. Leaving home...

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The Theology of Story: Part Two

15 Sep 2014

The relationship between storytellers and the stories they tell is one that has evoked much reflection. The American poet Robert Frost said that, ‘in order to be universal, you must be parochial.’ He, popular poet with a worldwide audience, was noting that if one is to speak widely to the state...

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The Theology of Story: Part One

15 Sep 2014

At the Greenbelt festival a number of years ago, the late John O’Donohue posed a magnificent question. ‘After the morning you discover that you’re the son of God,’ John asked, ‘what do you do for the afternoon?’

He delivered the question with his usual charm. He went on to tell stories of...

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An Interview with Dr Megan McKenna

20 Feb 2014

1. How did you get started in your writing career? What, or who, made you want to be an author? There are two answers to this question – first: I have always been writing, for as long as I can remember. I kept notebooks, small ones, and carried them around with me and I...

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The Rhythm of Fast and Feast

9 Sep 2013

It was One World Week. Our midweek evening Eucharist was especially themed around the events of the week, focusing on issues of justice and fairness in the sharing of global resources.  Our readings and prayers reflected on the theme, and we went on as usual to the communion. When the priest...

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Creative Space / Sacred Space

17 Sep 2012

It’s a cold November day and I stand in front of the bricked up entrance to an abandoned Bingo Hall at the heart of the Parson Cross estate in the North of Sheffield. I have a can of paint in my hand; I take a deep breath and with some trepidation begin to spray great swathes of colour across...

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