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’?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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’.
‘All day, all night, angels watching over me, my Lord’…
One of the modules I’m teaching this trimester is Christianity and Culture – a wonderful opportunity to explore the various ways in which Christianity and culture relate, and what being ‘in the world, but not of it’ can mean in particular spheres of life for us here in Scotland.
Throughout the coming months look out for these blog posts written by staff (and the occasional student too!) We hope to share the vision for the College and how you can help shape it, as well as reflect on some of our own areas of interest and research in theology and practice.