Blogs

Leaning Towards Love: A Reflection on Orlando

By Ruth on 17 Jun 2016

SCM member Ellie Wilde reflects on the recent shootings in Orlando from an LGBT Christian perspective. 

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Truth, democracy and the EU Referendum

By Ruth on 16 Jun 2016

Our Faith in Action Project Worker, Ruth, asks 'When the truth is hidden from people, can there be real democracy?'

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Love Conquers All

By SCM on 15 Jun 2016

This blog post is written by Adam Spiers, a straight male who is a member of Exeter MethAng. It is adapted from a reflection Adam gave at a vigil in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, organised by the University of Exeter’s LGBTQ+ society.

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Inside the Student Experience: A Year in the Life of a Student Worker

By SCM on 13 Jun 2016

Emma Temple is the chaplaincy assistant at the University of Leeds, having graduated in 2015. Here she looks back on her experience engaging with the current student community, and offers some advice for churches in their outreach and ministry.

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Leadership is Offering Something, Big or Small

By SCM on 7 Jun 2016

How far can a small offering go? As young people taking on roles of leadership, we need to remember that nothing is ever wasted when offered to God, says Amy Sheridan.

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What I learn from my students

By SCM on 6 Jun 2016

Years on from his own graduation, Revd Dr James Walters – chaplain at the London School of Economics – reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his students about how perceptions and attitudes to religion have changed.

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Rediscovering The Divine: Embracing an Open, Just and Honest Faith

By SCM on 18 May 2016

How an encounter with Christian communities rooted in honesty, openness and the beautiful rhythms of liturgy helped one student rediscover faith.

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Some things never change…?

By SCM on 16 May 2016

Chaplaincy is a place of rest and challenge for students who come through the doors every day. So what do students bring, and what can we learn from their stories? Guest blog by Kate Pearson, chaplain at the University of Warwick.

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Helping refugees is crucial to our faith

By Ruth on 12 May 2016

Exeter MethAng Society member Adam Spiers tells us why he thinks the Bible is clear on how we should treat refugees.

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All the Bells and Smells: What the Eucharist Means to a Catholic

By SCM on 9 May 2016

Daniel Leung, a graduate student of B.A. (Hons) Christian Theology and Media & Communication at Liverpool Hope University, shares what the Eucharist means to him as a Catholic, and why the ‘bells and smells’ of this sacrament are so fundamental to the spiritual lives of generations of believers.

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