Blogs

Challenge Accepted!

By Simon on 30 Apr 2019

Simon explains the importance of the 130 Challenge, and why we need everyone to get involved!

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Be Excessively Gentle With Yourself

By SCM on 25 Apr 2019

A couple of months ago I led my local SCM group in an evening about stress. We closed the workshop by listening to A Blessing For One Who Is Exhausted from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus. In this blog I’m using some of those same words to think about stress and faith.

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,

Time takes on the strain until it breaks;

Then all the unattended stress falls in

On the mind like an endless, increasing weight.

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We Could Not, So Help Us God, Do Otherwise

By Emma on 23 Apr 2019

SCM member Adam Spiers reflects on his decision to join Extinction Rebellion in their direct actions in London last week.

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Hit Pause

By SCM on 17 Apr 2019

Life can be stressful, but what do we do when we reach unhealthy levels of stress? Kerry offers some sage advice. 

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The Time Is Now

By SCM on 17 Apr 2019
The time is now:
we have extraordinary social power, if only we are willing to use it.

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and those who live in it’.

(Psalm 24:1)

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Easter Journeys

By SCM on 11 Apr 2019

Lent is one of my favourite times of year. I’ve used it to challenge myself for a long time now, often with impacts that last; five years ago I gave up meat for Lent and I’m still a vegetarian now! I love the notion of the journey towards Easter, and lent is a great time to try and get away and go on a literal or metaphorical journey.  

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You Can't Buy Lent

By Caitlin on 10 Apr 2019

Is lent a journey? Is it something we need to suffer through in order to be good Christians? Is it simply a time of year, or just a period of time before Easter Sunday? Is it a second chance to succeed at the diet we abandoned in January? I’ve heard people say all of these things and more. Most of us, I think, have thought of lent in these terms at least once. And for many of our family, friends, and even for ourselves we’re not sure what we’re supposed to be doing or feeling during lent.

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Slow and Steady

By Emma on 4 Apr 2019

Emma reflects on how slowing down can be subversive in our fast-paced world. 

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What we're looking forward to at Greenbelt 2019: Wit and Wisdom

By SCM on 29 Mar 2019

Greenbelt have recently released their first festival line up announcement for Wit and Wisdom, and we're really excited about who will be there! Members of General Council and the staff team have picked out their must-see speakers and music acts:

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A Community United: Thoughts from Wondering & Wandering

By SCM on 28 Mar 2019

Member Patrick Ramsey shares his thoughts on Wondering & Wandering, the latest SCM annual gathering. 

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