Blogs

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

By SCM on 1 Aug 2019

Molly shares her love of ecumenism with us, exploring how it doesn't lessen her identity as a Baptist, but rather strengthens it.

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What is Ecumenism? What isn’t it?

By SCM on 24 Jul 2019

Let me first be clear by ruling out what ecumenism is not and should not be. Ecumenism is often wrongly caricatured as merely passively accepting everything other denominations say, think, do and believe without thought or question. However, to participate in the services or activities of another denomination and to converse and discuss with those from other Churches is not a one-dimensional, binary zero-sum game. To engage in ecumenism is not to compromise on your core principles, backslide, betray your values or become a relativist.

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Discovering Ecumenical Services at University

By SCM on 24 Jul 2019

Growing up in an Anglican tradition, I got to know the service styles of a few local churches over the years, gaining some sense of what a wonderfully eclectic concoction the Church of England is. However, aside from a couple of visits to Methodist or Catholic churches, I had little practical experience of services within other denominations nor of ecumenical worship.

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It’s The Little Things

By SCM on 16 Jul 2019

For all of my life so far, I have been a Methodist. I was baptised in a Methodist church and I was confirmed in a Methodist church. My mum is a Methodist minister. And yet I found myself, inexplicably, attending an Anglican church whilst at univeristy. 

Don’t worry. I’m still a Methodist! But the local Methodist church was few in attendance and those who did attend were of a certain age. What was I to do? Give in and start attending the local C of E church where my friends went? Well, yes, actually.

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Coming Out of my Catholic Bubble (and I've been doing just fine)

By SCM on 16 Jul 2019

Catholic convent culture to secular study settings; Shanika's journey towards understanding and practising ecumenism. 

 

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Holy Activism, Batman! Top Tips for Taking Direct Action

By SCM on 10 Jul 2019

Chris Howson shares some practical tips for getting involved in direct action campaigning for our Activism 101 series. 

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Campaigning on Campus!

By SCM on 9 Jul 2019

Patrick shares his top tips for effective campagining on campus. 

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Deconstructing My Faith? A Journey Through Tillich, Daly, Cone and Caputo

By SCM on 9 Jul 2019

Nathan explores what he learned from an online course in Radical Theology, looking at theoligians Tillich, Daly, Cone and Caputo.

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Not Just Ramps and Disabled Toilets: A Movement Towards the Jesus Model of Disability

By SCM on 3 Jul 2019

Dave Lucas reflects on how Disability and Jesus came to be, and the move towards a third way of understanding the theology of disability.

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Keep Fighting the Good Fight

By SCM on 27 Jun 2019

Beth encourages us to keep fighting injustice, even when the road is long and the work exhausting. 

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