Nov
20

Thanksgiving

It reminds us of the continual need to fight oppression; it reminds us to be thankful for life even amongst hardships; it reminds us of the power in being hospitable to the other. And probably more besides.

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Oct
31

Reformation 500 – do we really need a new Reformation?

A new blog for Reformation Day asking ‘do we really need a new Reformation?’ Graham Meiklejohn writes an opinion piece suggesting that the church needs to revisit some of the roots of the Reformation to understand its witness in the world.

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May
18

Pirates and Politics

In recent months there has been a lot of political ‘chatter’ and rightly so given the gravity of decisions being made. Should we be theological ‘pirates’?

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Feb
28

Pancake Day!

The Church has always had an interesting relationship with the idea of Carnival both embracing it and disassociating with it at different times for different reason. However, in and amongst all the joviality, there is a serious message.

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Jan
24

Academic Book Week 2017

This week (Jan 23-28th) is Academic Book Week. The aim of the week is to celebrate the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. At SBC we thought we’d give you a small insight into some of the theology books that have shaped our thinking in one way or another.

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Sep
22

New Year, New Beginnings

September is always a fantastically exciting time of year for SBC. Amidst all the frantic preparations for beginning the new term, we are reminded that we exist because of the students of SBC – they bring a sense of life to the College.

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Aug
05

Disturbers of the Peace

Ultimately the Christian life should not be one that settles for the status quo but one that is a disturbing presence: a disturbing presence to systems of injustice; a disturbing presence to relationships of inequality; a disturbing presence to regimes of oppression.

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Jun
08

Theology as Conversation: New Horizons

As I have been preparing for Faith Seeking Understanding next semester (an introduction to theology class) I am reminded of the idea that the practice of theology can be thought of as a conversation…

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May
12

Term End and New Beginnings

Last week was the end of the teaching term for the year 2015/16 and to mark this event we held the annual Thanksgiving service in Coats Memorial Church.

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Apr
21

Wandering the world: Theory and Practice

The cycle of theological reflection takes into account both experience / practice and theology / theory and asks how these two interact. It strikes me that there is a delicate balance to be held between ‘making God in our image’ and having a ‘disconnected dysfunctional theology’.

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