On Race #3: Bishop Wilfred Wood, A Black History HeroIn the third in his guest blog series 'On Race', Azariah France-Williams reflects on the life and legacy of Bishop Wilfred Wood, a black history hero.
Is it time to give up on church?Stefan Paas, author of Pilgrims and Priests asks: Is there salvation inside the church?
What actually is a cathedral, anyway?How should we think about cathedrals? Are they shop windows? Common spaces? Beacons? At a time of increasing interest in the mission and ministry of cathedrals, Judith Muskett introduces us to her forthcoming book Shop Window, Flagship, Common Ground: Metaphor in Cathedral and Congregation Studies.
At home in the pulpit....Liz Shercliff reflects on John MacArthur, Beth Moore, and the gift of women preaching
Enough is EnoughDebates linking climate disaster to consumerism, excess and injustice, which have led to are far from new. The missiologist and former Bishop of Winchester, John Taylor published Enough is Enough in 1975, and yet much of it feels like it could have been written yesterday.
Whatever happened to Anglican promise?Anglicanism cannot hope for syncretism, nor should it aim for it, argue Robert S. Heaney and William L. Sachs, whose book The Promise of Anglicanism is published this month.
Does the church need to rediscover christenings?Sarah Lawrence, author of A Rite on the Edge, asks whether the time has come for the church to leave behind its cynicism about 'folk religion'.
On Race #2: Traditions of the EnglishHere is the second of Azariah France-Williams's series for our blog reflecting on race, privilege and whiteness in the church.
Coming soon to SCM PressWe've got a busy few months ahead. Here's what's coming...
An ongoing conversation with the BibleRachel Starr, co-editor of the 2nd Edition of the SCM Studyguide to Biblical Hermeneutics, reflects on what she learned in the process of updating it for the new edition.
"Theology does not exist to keep the church’s trains running on time..."The Eucharistic Faith, written by Ralph McMichael with a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas embarks on a journey towards a bold and ambitious new systematic theology of the Eucharist. Here, Ralph McMichael gives us a taste of why he thinks such a project is so vital.
Why should preaching ignite the heart?Kate Bruce speaks today as part of the final day of the Festival of Preaching. Her book Igniting the Heart has become something of a classic on preaching and imagination. Here's an extract.
What I wish I'd known before I started studying theology...We asked some of our authors the five things they wish they had known when they started studying theology. Here's what they said.
Romans: A radical theology of Peace in the midst of EmpireIn the introduction to his new book, Reading Romans Backwards, Scot Mcknight argues that far from a piece of abstract theology Paul's letter to the Romans is a lived theology arising from two decades of experience.
Exposing the sin of sexism: The prophetic task of the woman preacherLiz Shercliff, author of Preaching Women: Gender, Power and the Pulpit, argues that women who preach must preach as women.