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Misreading the parable of the talents

The traditional interpretation of the parable of the talents has been used to legitimise values that Jesus challenged, argues Symon Hill. A different interpretation turns the whole parable on its head. This post was originally published on Symon's blog (

8 Ways to Survive University as a Christian

As Christians, how do we navigate through life at uni whilst growing in our faith? Liam Williams, a third year drama student, gives his top tips on surviving and thriving at uni as a Catholic.

Meeting God in Silence and Community

Taylor Driggers, a student at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on the Taizé community and how the simple art of contemplation brings thousands of Christians closer to God.

Creative Space / Sacred Space

Richard Stott is a Methodist Minister, artist and art psychotherapist. He works in Sheffield for the Venture FX programme of the Methodist Church exploring new ways of being church centred on the creative arts. His blog can be found at This article first appeared in Movement magazine issue 142.

In times of exam stress, drink tea (and other useful tips)

SCM members share their tips for getting through exam season in one piece.

Eco-Living: Some practical tips...

Ever wondered if there was a simpler way to live your life, without having to buy hundreds of hair, beauty and cleaning products? By beauty, I don’t only mean cleansers and moisturisers, but also things like shaving cream. I might be able to help… This first blog is tackling air fresheners, which can be a real problem for people with allergies. But first. . .

Have you toyed with the idea of vegetarianism for the sake of the environment and other ethical issues, or are you looking to cut down your meat consumption, but just don’t know how to cook vegetarian/vegan food well?