Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: Lent 2024

14 Feb 2024

“Believing in Jesus does not mean believing doctrines about him. Rather, it means to give one’s heart, oneself at its deepest level, to the post-Easter Jesus who is the living Lord, the side of God turned toward us, the face of God, the Lord who is also the Spirit. Believing in Jesus...

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A Theological Review of Loki Season 2

31 Jan 2024

Warning: Spoilers Included

            In my opinion, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) recent releases have been disappointing, and I know I am not alone. However, after watching Loki season two, either the tide is turning for the MCU, or my inner theology nerd was...

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Bonhoeffer and Human Rights

16 Jan 2024

When we consider the place of Christian faith and human rights, one person of particular relevance is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. For those of you who don’t know who Bonhoeffer was, he was a pastor and theologian who was part of the Confessing Church in Nazi Germany and who eventually became involved...

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The Challenge of Imago Dei in Human Rights

28 Nov 2023

            In the last blog we discussed the connection between the theological concept of Imago Dei and human rights theory with reference to the work of I Sil Yoon. We considered the ways in which the Imago Dei can be used to promote Christian action to further human rights and its connection...

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Imago Dei and Human Rights

28 Nov 2023

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them”. Genesis 1:27

Whatever your background, you will have most likely come across these words from the opening chapter of the Bible at some point. The concept of humanity being the Imago Dei...

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Theology for the End of the World by Marika Rose: Book Review

22 Nov 2023

Dr Marika Rose is a senior lecturer of philosophy, religion, and the liberal arts at the University of Winchester. This blog is a review of Marika’s newest book, Theology for the End of the World. The book is an invitation to honesty, honesty about who we are, what has influenced us,...

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Reflections from the Transgender Theology Conference

9 Nov 2023

I attended the first day of the Transgender Theology Conference from home via Zoom. The Zoom quality was excellent, making it very accessible to me as someone with an energy limiting condition. The premise of the conference, “The pastoral care of transgender, intersex, and non-binary people”...

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SCM Podcast Season 2

1 Nov 2023

Well it’s been a while, but season 2 of the SCM podcast launches today. Over the next 5 months episodes will be releasing every Wednesday. Join William Gibson, our Faith in Action project worker for theology and resources, as he explores the life, theology and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ...

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Process Theology 101

15 May 2020

In the 1920s, Alfred North Whitehead developed a new metaphysical system of thought called process philosophy. Across a series of lectures, which have since been published under the single title Process and Reality, Whitehead described a reality where everything is made up of occasions –...

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A Church's Place is in the Kitchen

12 May 2020

Whilst much of the world might be completely oblivious to the debate, many corners of the church community have spent the last couple of weeks arguing about whether their ministers should broadcast online services from their church buildings or from their homes. Critics of kitchen table...

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