Welcome to the Christian Student Guide! A blog for students, by students, on the ups and downs of being a Christian at university.

Exploring Practical Theology

Practical Theology deals with areas where theology meets the practice of everyday living.  If we act in a certain way, what theology is behind that?  If our theology is distant from those practices how can they be reconnected? 

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You were not planted to fit in.

One of the concerns I had when going to uni was not fitting in. I was a shy person, I dressed a bit different and my lifestyle was just that ‘stay indoors’ sort of person. A lot of you going...

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Building Friendships

Before heading to university, you might have made a devout promise to keep in touch with every single one of your friends; committing to speaking to them every day, updating them on everything uni life throws at you, and visiting...

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Loving the earth means not only admiring its beauty but caring for it too

My granny has a collection of Bible verses, prayers and sayings stuck to the wall right above her fruit bowl, in the kitchen. One that she has herself typed onto an ancient post-it note sticks in my mind: ‘The heavens...

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Loving the earth means being good stewards of creation

In 1967, Lynne White Jr published an article entitled The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis, in which he argued that the Judeo-Christian view of nature and the natural world had contributed heavily to the environmental crisis. The paper kickstarted...

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The Good place? Bonhoeffer and Christian Ethics

Along with seemingly everyone with a Netflix account, I’ve recently been binge-watching NBC’s hit show The Good Place. It centres around a woman, Eleanor, who finds herself in heaven, but *spoilers!* quickly discovers she’s not meant to be there. She...

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A Story of Vocation: Shanika

My Oxford tutor: Shana, have you ever wanted to become a nun? Me: No… but I’ve always wanted to be Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music! The above is a conversation with a Jewish Oxford tutor. He was intrigued by my Roman...

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Discipleship: Diversity

We believe that everyone should be involved in discipleship and is welcomed in to being a disciple by Jesus.  Discipleship without diversity is not a true reflection of God’s Kingdom. In this blog Alex looks at how discipleship and diversity...

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Discipleship: Community

Discipleship is a personal thing but it isn’t always private. At it’s very core it involves other people in community together; learning, teaching, walking alongside and encouraging each other in faith. This doesn’t have to look like the traditional church...

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Discipleship: Seeking Justice

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty – Luke 1:52-53 Discipleship is a big word in the Christian faith....

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Discipleship: Faith

What even is discipleship? It’s one of those words that gets bandied about a lot, and it can have different connotations for different people. We think that discipleship is taking up the call to follow Jesus, whatever that may look...

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How To Survive Uni As A International Student

By Simone Ramacci I still remember when I came to study in the UK. I was expecting most things that I saw once I got to Uni, mostly because they sent me a welcome pack, and they also had a...

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