Blogs

Multiplying Kindness to Fight Division

By Rob_C on 11 Oct 2019

Rob (Midlands RDW) reflects on some recent revelations and experiences in a world that is feeling more and more divided everyday.

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Bonhoeffer: The Man Behind the Hero

By SCM on 7 Oct 2019

Was Bonhoeffer a hero of the faith or a misguided man? Could he be both? Dan explores the life and work of Bonhoeffer from a more nuanced perspective.

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The Courage to Be: Against Meaninglessness

By SCM on 7 Oct 2019

Nathan explores the next big anxiety in Tillich's 'The Courage To Be', the "anxiety of emptiness and meaninglessness". Check out part one, The Courage to Be: Against Death. 

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If Not For That: A Freshers' Reflection

By SCM on 1 Oct 2019

Do you ever look back and wish you could have a do-over? Josh reflects on his freshers' week with a tinge of regret, but ultimately realises that he wouldn't be where he is today if his first year of uni had looked any different.

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Rach's Diary: Round Four of Freshers

By Rach Collins on 26 Sep 2019

Catch up with Rach as she tells tales of her fourth freshers with SCM!

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The Courage to Be: Against Death

By SCM on 25 Sep 2019

"Paul Tillich’s “The Courage to Be” is arguably one of the most important theological books to be published in the 20th Century, particularly in the field of non-classical theology. It’s also quite hard to read." In this new blog series by Nathan Olsen he explains what Tillich was going on about, why it should be important to us, and how we can apply it to our current political, social and spiritual situation. 

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Protests for Peace and Campaigns for the Climate: Faith in Action Update

By Emma on 19 Sep 2019

Emma updates us on SCM's current campaigns! 

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Moving Away From Fire and Brimstone

By SCM on 18 Sep 2019

When I was a teenager, I remember walking through Birmingham city centre and passing two groups of religious evangelists. One group were shouting at passersby, talking about hellfire and brimstone. The other group were engaging people who approached them in conversation. 

Guess which ones were Christian? 

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The What? and How? of Evangelism

By SCM on 27 Aug 2019

“Are you saved?” the street preacher asked, looking suspiciously at my glittery nails. After I said yes, we both looked at each other in awkward silence: he couldn’t believe the glitter-man was a Christian, and I couldn’t believe people still do the whole turn-or-burn on the streets. Whilst the whole encounter left me a bit uncomfortable, I think the reason evangelism is considered a taboo subject in certain circles is simply a matter of method (how) and content (what), rather than reluctance to commit to the great commission.

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Pay No Attention to the Curtain Rent in Twain

By SCM on 21 Aug 2019

Ellen reflects on the new trend of turning cathedrals into tourist attractions, and the Church of England's reluctance to call a spade a spade when it comes to evangelism. 

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