Theology

Ask a Theologian: Submit Your Questions to Sarah Thompson

7 Jun 2017

Sarah Thompson was appointed as the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams in 2014. She has a Masters of Divinity and is a captivating public speaker and workshop leader with many years of experience in volunteering, activism, community...

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SCM to be Associate Partner of Centre for Theology and Justice

15 May 2017

SCM is teaming up with the Centre for Theology and Justice, a new collaborative initiative based in Manchester that will resource justice work and theological connections between organisations across Britain.

The project has four main partners – Luther King House, Christian Aid, Church...

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How my Faith Changed at University: Learning and Growing

4 May 2017

Before I came to the University of Exeter, I was terrified of being a Christian at university. I had heard horror stories about university being a festering pool of Godlessness! Within weeks of my first term, I found that to be woefully inaccurate: I suffered no persecution for my faith even...

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Why We Need a More Open and Honest Theology

22 Mar 2017

In July, our friends at Modern Church are holding their annual conference, ‘God: none, one, three or many?’ It promises to be a fascinating three day event, exploring hard questions about Christianity, the nature of what we as Christians ‘believe’ about God, and whether there are fresh ways to...

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5 Reasons Why Theology is Important for Non-Theology Students

6 Dec 2016

To any non-theology students, the word ‘theology’ might conjure up some intimating images: the intense study of God within the halls of academia, a subject that’s confined to lectures and seminars, where only serious study can do it justice.

But really theology is an essential part of the...

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The Role of the Church in Declaring Black Lives Matter

10 Oct 2016

By Omari Hutchinson

The Black Lives Matter movement is firmly grounded in the context of Black American lived experience. It exists out of the context of crisis and outrage, which insists that attention be focused on Black lives because of the ways in which they are systemically...

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A Call Towards A Theology of Littleness

12 Sep 2016

‘To be faithful in little things is a big thing…’

Have you ever heard a Church call itself a 'little flock'?

Today’s global Christianity is unevenly characterised on the one hand by expansion, with numbers rapidly growing in some parts of the world, and on the other hand...

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Saints and Politics: What Could Theresa May Learn from St Teresa of Avila?

17 Aug 2016

For only the second time in our political history, the UK has a female Prime Minister, Theresa May. Many have been quick to compare her to the first female Prime Minister and fellow Conservative leader, Margaret Thatcher. I would like to posit a different – and, dare I say, more interesting –...

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Meet Our New GC Members: Simone Ramacci

8 Aug 2016

The Person

I’m Simone (pronounced see-MOH-neh) and I’ve just completed my BSc in Genetics at the University of Essex, where I also founded the Progressive Christians (SCM) group, and will be doing a research-based MSc this autumn.

My faith background is a mixture...

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God of the Stranger and the Lost

4 May 2016

When I arrived for my study abroad semester in Bangalore early in January 2016, I would never have predicted that the bizarre new world I found myself in could become in any way like home. It was, I think, my first true experience of culture shock. Rarely have I embarked upon an endeavour and...

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