Blogs

Alone Together: Easter

Posted Mar 31st, 2021

In the final blog of our Alone Together series +Sarah Bullock, Bishop of Shrewsbury and trustee of CCJ, reflects on the hope at Easter that there is light in the darkness

You can read this reflection below or watch on our YouTube channel

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Alone Together: Good Friday

Posted Mar 31st, 2021

Forsakenness and Hope, a response

In the next blog of the series for Good Friday the Revd Bruce Thompson, Chair of Lincolnshire Methodist District, reflects on Psalm 22 and the history of Christian antisemitism

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Maundy Thursday

Posted Mar 31st, 2021

For Maundy Thursday Professor John Barton reflects on Pesach and Holy Week coinciding this year:

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Alone Together: Lent 6

Posted Mar 26th, 2021

Alone Together: Palm Sunday

CCJ's Lent series 'Alone Together' remembers Jesus alone in the wilderness and reflects on the ways we are sharing a sense of isolation. In the next piece in the series Revd Gareth Jones talks about Palm Sunday. Gareth is Minister of St Andrews Psalter Lane LEP, Sheffield, and Co-Chair of Sheffield CCJ. Read Gareth's reflection below:

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Alone Together: Lent 5

Posted Mar 18th, 2021

In the fifth blog of the series for Lent 5 National Ecumenical Officer for the Catholic Bishops' Conference, Fr. Jan Nowotnik, reflects on Hebrews 5: 7-9 and the reminder that we are not alone.

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Alone Together: Lent 4

Posted Mar 12th, 2021

In the fourth blog of the series for Lent 4 SCM student Molly Boot reflects on Numbers 21:4-9 and God's restoration.

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Alone Together: Lent 3

Posted Mar 5th, 2021

In the third blog of the series for Lent 3 Chair of Birmingham CCJ Dr Ann Conway-Jones reflects on the role of the temple at a time when we cannot physically share in communal worship.

You can watch the video blog on YouTube or read the reflection below:

'Where two or three are gathered in my name'

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Alone Together: Lent 1

Posted Feb 26th, 2021

In the first blog of the series for Lent 1 Campus Leadership Manager Katharine Crew reflects on the isolation experienced by those who have been excluded, and how Christian communities are finding new ways to create inclusive communities.
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Alone Together: Lent 2

Posted Feb 26th, 2021

In the second blog of the series for Lent 2 former Interreligious Advisor to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Katharina Smith-Muller reflects on the Transfiguration:

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The Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av: From Lament to Consolation

Posted Jul 30th, 2020

The process of grief follows its own rules: shock and numbness, grief and anger, sadness and resignation and back again to incredulity and grief.  We face our losses in different ways, both according to our temper and the triggers that unconsciously give expression to our heartache and sorrow. Such pain and anguish are unprescribed, unanticipated; they catch us unawares, we lose our foothold. Read more