Blogs

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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Prayer and Pilgrimage

What Makes a Good Prayer? Part Two

By Caitlin on 28 Mar 2019

In the second blog on this series Caitlin looks at how our bodies and senses impact our prayer life.

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A Community Divided?

By SCM on 21 Mar 2019

SCM member Nathan reflects on what it means to be community in the face of division within the United Methodist Church.

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Rach's Reflection: Veggie Lent

By Rach Collins on 20 Mar 2019

Working for SCM has obviously rubbed off on me - there are many things I say or do differently because of the time I’ve spent in this inclusive environment, and this lent I’m trying something I’ve never done before.

I’m going veggie… for one day a week.

It’s not that I only eat meat normally. There are certain meals that my household enjoys that are vegetarian, or even vegan sometimes, but for one day a week, generally a Wednesday, I’m having a Lentern day of Intentional Vegetarianism.

There are a number of reasons I’ve decided to do this:

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Carving Out Christian Community

By SCM on 20 Mar 2019

Sometimes we are unable to be part of a physical Christian community. Shanika shares some ways in which she has overcome this obstacle, and carved out Christian community for herself in less traditional settings. 

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