Learning to Nourish the Human Spirit

A blog space for reflections, essays and reviews from Sarum College staff.

Contagion of Goodness

by Dr Jayme R. Reaves, 3 April 2020 Pandemic by Lynn Ungar (11 March 2020) — We are all living in an extraordinary time. The word ‘apocalypse’ refers to an uncovering, a making seen what is normally unseen, or the … Read more

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The Silences of God

by The Very Revd Hugh Dickinson The Prime Minister has warned us that this year we may be facing the loss of 3,000 elderly people who are vulnerable to the coronavirus. The Churches are closing down. That symbolism is pretty … Read more

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How Would you Like to be Remembered?

James Woodward Reflects On Reading the Authorised Biography of John Habgood, Archbishop of York,1983 -1995. (David Wilbourne SPCK 2020) The wonderful thing about Sarum College Bookshop is the unexpected discovery or something that you just can’t resist buying! This biography … Read more

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How to cope with the trauma of the Covid19 crisis

With thanks to Hilary Ison, Carla A Grosch-Miller and Christopher Southgate for this piece, adapted for Sarum College  Thoughts to help us process our reactions to the coronavirus crisis This crisis is traumatic for communities, the nation, the world. It’s not … Read more

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Online Ministry Teaching Day

Sarum College 28th March 2020, by James Woodward, Principal The Team asked me to say a few words before our adventure into an online teaching day begins. I am glad to do so but first to thank all those at Sarum … Read more

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Saturday recipe: Marinated BBQ squash steaks

By Richard Amey, Sarum College Catering Manager, 28 March 2020 Ingredients The squash 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut in half through the middle where the wide base begins to narrow 1T English mustard 1T honey 1T soy sauce 1T … Read more

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Dr Karen O’Donnell: Theology from the place where it hurts

Continuing SCM Press’s #TheologyinIsolation series, Dr Karen O’Donnell, coordinator of Sarum College’s Centre for Contemporary Spirituality, reflects on a strange time of hope, innovation, and pain. See her Article here. Read more

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Paul Burden: Online services engage new worshippers

Reflections on church online by Paul Burden, 23 March 2020 This Mothering Sunday, 22 March 2020, was a dramatic change in the life of the church as physical worship together stopped due to the restrictions concerning Covid-19. Despite the circumstances, … Read more

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