Learning to Nourish the Human Spirit

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

A Lent Course for Awareness and Activism

Many people have long moved past the notion that Lent is about giving up chocolate, or alcohol or swearing, but this week the Clewer Initiative is going a step further by launching a course that focuses on awareness and activism. … Read more

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Theology, Ageing and the Life of the Church

An online conference organised by Nazarene Theological College January 29 to 30, 2021, will explore the promises and possibilities of human ageing in the context of faith and the life of the Church. Sarum College Principal James Woodward joins contributing … Read more

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Disability, Technology and Human Flourishing

Dr Eleanor McLaughlin, Programme Leader in Theology, Imagination and Culture at Sarum College, will contribute to a online public lecture series on Human Flourishing in a Technological Age presented by Regent College, Vancouver. Read more

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God in Lockdown

Hazel Whitehead, a former Trustee of Sarum College writes: When I was much younger, I used to think about life and wonder where God fitted into it, and what God was saying and thinking. Much later, I was taught to … Read more

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Words of Life and Death: Poetry and Culture in Crisis – Pádraig Ó Tuama

By Dr Beth Dodd This series of events brought together poets from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and poetic schools to speak about matters of life, death and poetry. These are universal discussions, but perhaps heightened by the ongoing crises … Read more

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Words of Life and Death: Poetry and Culture in Crisis – Martin Glynn

By Dr Beth Dodd Dr Martin Glynn is a poet and criminologist, with over 35 years’ experience of working in criminal justice, public health and education. His numerous poetry books are now accompanied by a debut album, Article St (2019). … Read more

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Review: The Gospel of Eve by Rachel Mann, by James Woodward, Sarum College Principal

So the rain pours (and pours) in Salisbury and what better escape than to read the fabulous writer Rachel Mann. Two declared spoilers as I offer this review – first I am a great admirer of Rachel. She is a … Read more

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Sarum College Rural Ministry Programme featured in Church Times

What does it mean to train for rural ministry? “Increasingly, it will be very important for people who are working in a rural context to understand the nuances of the tiniest community and congregation, and those of a market town,” … Read more

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Transforming church: A message from the Bishop of Bristol

At Sarum we value very much our partnership with the Diocese of Bristol. At the moment we have the privilege of working with the diocese in the formation of some of their ordinands. We would like to share with you … Read more

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Words of Life and Death: Poetry and Culture in Crisis: Harry Baker

By Dr Beth Dodd In times of crisis poetry speaks into matters of enduring concern, the great themes of life and death. At the same time poetry speaks directly into our current context where the use and abuse of words, … Read more

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