Deepening Faith

My SCM Experience has Lasted over 50 Years

25 Jan 2016

I owe a lot to the SCM. After a good Quaker upbringing, which taught me the importance of being of service to others, I joined the SCM at Bristol in 1958. It did two things for me.

 Firstly, I was challenged to face up to a commitment in trying to be a follower of Jesus....

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Life at University: Questions, Doubts and Friendships

7 Sep 2015

Hello you,

It’s me again. Just thought I’d come and say hello, y’know.

When you started University, I knew you were seeking faith but I was still there lurking. Those people in school had given you a tough time, saying the Bible was full of lies. A Methodist, Christian, Liberal,...

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Putting Faith into Action

17 Aug 2015

Some people may well think that being a Christian just means professing a faith in Jesus, but Jesus clearly said 'Follow me'. Sometimes, that means literally dropping everything like those first disciples, and doing what we feel called by God to do. It can feel risky, but often exciting, and God...

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Faith and Feminism

20 May 2015

I am a feminist.  I am also a Christian.  My feminism and Christianity have co-existed in isolation from each other, and if push came to shove I’m not sure which I would more closely identify with – being female or being a Christian.  Last week I had an opportunity to think about them together...

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A Journey to Faith

26 Mar 2015

This is a record of my experience as a convert from atheist to Christian in my early twenties. I grew up in a household where my father was an anti-theist, the idea of stepping foot inside a church made him deeply uncomfortable and so, as a family, we rarely did. Christianity was a dirty word in...

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Church Exchange - Part Two

25 Mar 2015

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father.

John 17:20b-21a

Despite knowing each other for a good year or so, and even living together for a month, we had never made it through the doors of each other’s...

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Church Exchange - Part One

24 Mar 2015

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father.

John 17:20b-21a

Despite knowing each other for a good year or so, and even living together for a month, we had never made it through the doors of each other’s...

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Incarnational Student Work

12 Feb 2015

I love it when someone suggests a long word for something you’ve been thinking about but didn’t have a way of describing.  This week’s word is ‘incarnational’, which basically means living it out, rather than telling people what to do.

I think this is an important word for a movement like...

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Doubt and Uncertainty

23 Jan 2015

At the recent ‘Godly Mayhem’ conference organised by the Progressive Christianity Network and SCM, one of the student participants raised the question of whether students are too young to cope with doubt, and whether embracing doubt and uncertainty is something we can only do when we are older...

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From Sty To Stomach

2 Dec 2014
Stop the press! A scandal is emerging in the nation’s supermarkets! Undercover reporters have discovered a shocking truth behind the nation’s food industry. Meat bought and sold in markets up and down the country used to be alive. Ground-breaking investigation has revealed...
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