Blogs

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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The New Normal?

By Emma on 22 Apr 2020

How would you like to see society change for the better after we emerge from lockdown? How can you fight systemic injustice in your own community?

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Affording Dignity in Death: The Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

By Simon on 16 Apr 2020

Simon tells us about his unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic; the hospital chaplains, Mortuary and Bereavement care workers, and funeral directors.

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A Shout Out to Chaplaincy

By SCM on 8 Apr 2020

A Shout Out to Chaplaincy at a time of 'Churchless Church'.

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When Doing Nothing is the Right Thing To Do

By Caitlin on 7 Apr 2020

SCMers are a very involved bunch. When they see injustice, they act. When people are in pain, they alleviate. When crisis looms, they face it.

But a virus is not like the other forms of social injustice we have faced at SCM. We cannot protest a virus - we cannot march or hold vigils. There is no easy answer for what we as a movement can do.

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