Blogs

He Knows My Name

By SCM on 17 Mar 2020

Miriam reflects on finding a sense of identity through her time in the UK and with SCM Lancaster.

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Self-Control in the Time of Coronavirus

By NaomiNixon on 17 Mar 2020

Self-control is probably not the most popular of the fruits of the Spirit. Certainly not one which crops up in ancient hymnody or modern worship songs, and if it did, I think I’d cringe. So why am I writing about it?

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A Couple of Methodists, an Anglican, a Unitarian and Some Board Games…

By SCM on 12 Mar 2020

Siân shares their experiences of finding an SCM group on campus and how it challenges them to keep growing. 

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What Known By Name Meant For Me: Emily's Testimony.

By SCM on 11 Mar 2020

Emily tells us what this weekend meant to her and why she became an SCM Member. 

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What Known By Name Meant For Me: Jack's Testimony.

By SCM on 10 Mar 2020

Jack tells of the unique community created at Known By Name.

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From Communard to Catholic: An Interview With Richard Coles

By SCM on 26 Feb 2020

What inspires a successful pop star to pack it all in, convert to Catholicism and study theology? Caroline Bailey met Richard Coles to find out. this interview was first published in Issue 89 of Movement magazine in the Spring of 1995.

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Tread carefully: Diet Culture and Lent

By Caitlin on 24 Feb 2020

Before I begin, I want to be clear that I am not actually a Christian. I am, at best, Christian-adjacent, by which I mean that my partner is a committed Christian, and I am the token atheist at church events sometimes. And this part of the liturgical year, up to and including Holy Week, is my absolute favourite. 

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Loving the Earth

By SCM on 18 Feb 2020

I recently attended Love the Earth, a climate change focused event in Edinburgh. There was only a small group of us, but that made discussion easier. The first session was led by Liz Marsh, looking at ecology in liturgy. It was interesting reading liturgy written specifically about climate change! We had some critical reflections about this and hoped that if it were re-written now (it was a few years old) the language would be much stronger. I particularly liked the idea of viewing the Earth as sacrament and what that might mean for us.

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A Faith That Accommodates The Mess

By Ruth N on 18 Feb 2020

Testimonies from SCM's 130th Anniversary Service

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'They Just Get It'

By Ruth N on 18 Feb 2020

Testimonies from SCM's 130th Anniversary Service.

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