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An ongoing conversation with the Bible

Rachel 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. 
16/09/2019
An ongoing conversation with the Bible

"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. 
12/09/2019
"Theology does not exist to keep the church’s trains running on time..."

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.
10/09/2019
Why should preaching ignite the heart?

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.
02/09/2019
What I wish I'd known before I started studying theology...

Romans: A radical theology of Peace in the midst of Empire

In 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.
29/08/2019
Romans: A radical theology of Peace in the midst of Empire

Exposing the sin of sexism: The prophetic task of the woman preacher

Liz Shercliff, author of Preaching Women: Gender, Power and the Pulpit, argues that women who preach must preach as women. 
27/08/2019
Exposing the sin of sexism: The prophetic task of the woman preacher

Michael Ramsey Prize - the 2016 Winner

On Sunday at the Greenbelt Festival, the next winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing will be announced. The prize was last awarded in 2016, when SCM Press author John Swinton one for his book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God. Here's an extract from the introduction to John Swinton's prize-winning book.
22/08/2019
Michael Ramsey Prize - the 2016 Winner

Meet the Author: Scot McKnight

Renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight’s new book, Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel in Search of Peace in the Midst of Empire reconsiders the famous epistle in a fresh light. David Shervington, Senior Commissioning Editor at SCM Press, asked Dr McKnight to explain more.
30/07/2019
Meet the Author: Scot McKnight

Speaking of the devil

Tom Clammer, author of Fight Valiently: Evil and the Devil in Liturgy outlines what drew him to the unusual topic of his new book, and why it matters. 
30/07/2019
Speaking of the devil

Bathsheba – helpless victim or unscrupulous seductress?

In an edited extract from the introduction to her book Bathsheba Survives which we’re publishing soon , Sara M. Koenig introduces us to the many lives of the Bible’s most enigmatic character
Bathsheba – helpless victim or unscrupulous seductress?

Let’s face it, we need a rest…

Mark Scarlata, author of Sabbath Rest: The Beauty of God's Rhythm for a Digital Age argues that in an accelerating world, we need the principle of Sabbath more than ever. 
Let’s face it, we need a rest…

What has Pentecostalism ever done for Christianity?

Bishop Dr Joe Aldred argues that the contribution of Pentecostalism globally, and not least in the UK is significant and under-appreciated. 
What has Pentecostalism ever done for Christianity?

Why “Christianity Rediscovered” deserves a fresh reading

Chris Lane, who has written the foreword to the new reprint of Vincent Donovan's classic text Christianity Rediscovered explores why the book still matters, and the impact it has had on his own ministry. 
Why “Christianity Rediscovered” deserves a fresh reading