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The Beatles - The Fool on the Hill

I hope you've enjoyed the Everyday Theology blog series. Under my authorship at least, this will be the last one! Together, let's explore if "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23 NRSV). 

John Denver - Sunshine on my Shoulders

With the recent hot weather, what better to talk about in this Everyday Theology blog then ecological theology and our environmental world. 

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

For this Everyday Theology blog we'll discuss Lenny Kravitz's 90's song in which he sings about the coming of a messianic figure who has just one question to ask the people he meets:  

“Are You Gonna Go My Way?” 

World Refugee Day

In April of this year The Nationality and Borders Bill was passed in Parliment. This will impair refugees' ability to enter the country legally whilst putting them in more danger if travelling illegally. Some aspects of the Bill are also designed to undermine the rights of refugees and asylum seekings already living in the UK.

What do you think we should do?  

Antony and the Johnsons - Hope There's Someone

For our next Everyday Theology blog, we discuss the fear of death and judgement according to scripture and some of society. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Martyr

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most recognised names belonging to the Nazi resistance. Accused of helping to plan a failed assassination plot, Bonhoeffer was executed. Is he a martyr? 

Bob Dylan - With God on Our Side

For April's Everyday Theology blog, we'll be considering Bob Dylan's song With God on Our Side (1964). In it, he sings about war and hopelessness, as well as the enigmatic fate of Judas Iscariot. 

In the Garden of Gethsemane

In this Easter blog we discuss the worth in contemplating how Christ must have felt during the days leading up to his arrest in Gethsemane. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Student's Perspective

At the end of February, we visited SCM Leeds to run a workshop titled 'The Ethics of Killing', which focused on the life of pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Read here the reflective response of Emily, one of the students who attended. 

Greta Van Fleet - Tears of Rain

It has been over one month since the World Day of Social Justice, celebrated every year on 20th February. The day focuses on addressing issues including poverty, marginalisation and gender inequality. To mark the day, our latest Everyday Theology blog explores the song Tears of Rain by rock band Greta Van Fleet.