Blogs

When Will Black Lives Matter?

By Deanna on 8 Jun 2020

Deanna reflects on the latest in a long list of (publicly known) murders of black people at the hands of American police, and what the black community need allies to do to enact proper, systemic change.

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It's Time To Listen

By Deanna on 8 Jun 2020

A collection of quotes from people in the black community on the current situation, the murder of George Floyd and what needs to happen now. We are so grateful to Joe, Amanda, Steve, Alicia, Theo, Mya, Paul and Claudette for taking the time to write down their thoughts, and to Deanna for collecting them all.

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Anti-Racism Resources

By Deanna on 8 Jun 2020

We all need to be committed to learning, praying, self-reflection and having those uncomfortable conversations that will help to deepen understanding and break down barriers, in order to work together to fight the injustices in our society.

We hope these resources will help you in your anti-racism education. Please feel free to share any resources you've found useful in the comments below! A huge thanks to Deanna Davis for collating these resources for SCM.

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Purpose Lost

By SCM on 4 Jun 2020

"All that lovely free time and space I thought I’d have to make a promotion plan for my podcast, write my essays, read loads of books etc. was gone. It had been sucked up into an emotional mess in my brain. My energy levels were low. Sometimes I could manage the washing up or a short walk, read a little bit of a book, but it was punctuated by zero motivation about the things I care most about, plus numbness and sadness. For some furlough is a gift; a break from a job they may not love. But for many of us in ministry and other vocational lines of work, furlough can feel like taking away of purpose and a living out of God’s calling." Lizzie explores the grief of losing purpose and direction.

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We’ll Meet Again: The Grief of Uncertain Endings

By SCM on 4 Jun 2020

The current pandemic compounds the natural grief that comes with the end of one’s degree. Students are not sitting exams in the way envisioned, and post-exam celebrations with friends (alongside summer balls) are a very distant dream. Various summer graduation ceremonies have been cancelled. How might our faith help us to deal with the lack of closure that comes from not knowing if or when you might see your friends again, and the ensuing grief?

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Comparison is the Thief of Grief

By SCM on 4 Jun 2020

Grief is hard, and tricky. Trying to rank our personal losses against those of others can make us feel like we don't have anything to be sad about. But loss effects us all differently, and it's okay to recognise that and grieve appropriately.

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Putting Doubt into Faith: An Introduction to Christian Existentialism

By SCM on 27 May 2020

Nathan presents an introduction to Christian Existentialism, and the importance of doubt to our faith.

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Process Theology 101

By SCM on 15 May 2020

Ellen presents an introduction to process theology.

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A Church's Place is in the Kitchen

By SCM on 12 May 2020

Jessica explores the debate about where church should be based from in the age of coronavirus, and the potential reason for the backlash against "kitchen table broadcasts".

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Rach's Reflection: A People in Exile

By Rach Collins on 28 Apr 2020

Rach wonders on what the imagery of exile can say to us in lockdown today. 

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