Blogs

Ministry Experience Scheme

By SCM on 29 Apr 2022

Ian Grant-Funck shares his experience of the Church of England's Ministry Experience Scheme

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Bob Dylan - With God on Our Side

By Alana on 27 Apr 2022

For April's Everyday Theology blog, we'll be considering Bob Dylan's song With God on Our Side (1964). In it, he sings about war and hopelessness, as well as the enigmatic fate of Judas Iscariot. 

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Between the Back Door of the Bungalow and the Garden Gate: A Vocation Story

By NaomiNixon on 26 Apr 2022

Naomi shares the moment she was called to be a priest in the Church of England. 

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Who Would Jesus Bomb? When Durham JAM Met CCND

By SCM on 25 Apr 2022

In January, the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament delivered a workshop Durham Joint Anglican and Methodist (JAM) society. The topics covered in this session have become even more relevant over the last couple of months and in this blog Matt Clough, the Durham JAM President, reflects on what happened during the workshop. 

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The UK-Rwanda Asylum Partnership Arrangement Explained

By SCM on 19 Apr 2022

On April 14 2022 the United Kingdom and Rwanda signed a deal called the Asylum Partnership Arrangement. Since then, the government has faced heavy criticism from human rights and migrant advocacy organisations. In this blog, Josh outlines what this agreement is and why it has attracted strong condemnation.  

 

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In the Garden of Gethsemane

By Alana on 15 Apr 2022

In this Easter blog we discuss the worth in contemplating how Christ must have felt during the days leading up to his arrest in Gethsemane. 

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Dealing with Overwhelm

By SCM on 12 Apr 2022

SCMers in the West Midlands share some of the ways they deal with overwhelm. 

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Modern Day Slavery – Understanding the Facts and How to Spot the Signs

By Lizzy on 30 Mar 2022

Last week, on the 25th March, the World marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This day is designed to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the transatlantic slave trade system. However, it is also a good opportunity to consider the issue of slavery today.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Student's Perspective

By Alana on 28 Mar 2022

At the end of February, we visited SCM Leeds to run a workshop titled 'The Ethics of Killing', which focused on the life of pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Read here the reflective response of Emily, one of the students who attended. 

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