CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

The looming government debt crisis by Paul Mills

The looming government debt crisis by Paul Mills

During the recent financial crisis, governments borrowed as if they were fighting a world war. They have struggled to reduce deficits ever since and so their debts are at record levels, leaving societies open to the temptations of repression, default, or inflation. This is the poisonous legacy of the ‘Prodigal’ baby boomer generation that squandered not only their inheritance but that of their children too. Biblical wisdom helps us to understand the state we are in and the possible means of escape. But societies ultimately need a change of heart to understand that debt is financial servitude and we all have obligations before God to future generations.

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The Bible and Biodiversity by David Bookless

The Bible and Biodiversity by David Bookless

The ethical foundations which underpin the wildlife conservation movement face a crisis: what gives nature its value? Anthropocentric views (which see the world as here to serve human interests) and ecocentric views (which aim to value all species equally) compete but are flawed. In contrast, a biblical perspective emphasises that both human and non-human creatures are made for the glory of God and have value directly in relation to God. This has significant implications for Christian attitudes to biodiversity conservation and for the conservation movement, which are briefly explored.

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OUR BLOG

Romance: Christian, not grey.

Romance: Christian, not grey.

by Njoki Mahiaini, 13th February 2015 Complete the sentence: “Love is…” Depending on your perspective your answer could range from the musical “Love is…all around,” to the cynical – “Love is…blind,” to the biblical – “Love is…patient, love is kind” and so on from 1 Corinthians 13. For more visual thinkers perhaps what comes to […]

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Turning the page on everyday sexism

Turning the page on everyday sexism

by Emily Shurmer, 5th February 2015 The campaign to end Page 3 seemed to have finally succeeded last week, as news emerged that The Sun would finally be dropping its daily dose of bare-breasted models. But confusion has since set in as it appears that topless photos have returned to The Sun. How should Christians […]

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BOOKLETS

TBA: Everything

TBA: Everything

This pamphlet in our ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ series grapples with the question that every Christian who takes the Bible seriously will ask at some point: ‘How can a book written 3,000 years ago, in the context of an agrarian economy in the ancient Near East, be relevant to our lives in the 21st century?’  Believers […]

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Votewise 2015 Discussion Guide

Votewise 2015 Discussion Guide

Votewise 2015 was written to help Christians think about the major issues in the May 2015 General Election from a biblical perspective. However, its aim is not merely to see people mobilised at the ballot box but transformed from the inside and motivated to pursue lasting change in society. This discussion guide can be put […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Engage – January 2015

Engage – January 2015

Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly newsletter, mailed out to over 4,000 people. The contents of the January issue include: What manner of hope?  Preparing for whatever 2015 holds Weighing in on Obesity – our latest ‘thinking aloud’ piece Thinking Biblically About… Sunday – the second of our TBA series of pamphlets Votewise 2015 book launch […]

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Sir Fred Catherwood

Sir Fred Catherwood

By Michael Schluter Sir Fred Catherwood, who died on November 30th 2014, was a person who knew the Lord well. He was committed to issues of justice and integrity, and lived out what he believed. For me personally, he was a source of inspiration for close to 30 years and gave time and support in […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

The Bishops’ letter and Media’s response

The Bishops’ letter and Media’s response

By Guy Brandon, 25 February 2015 On 17 February the House of Bishops of the Church of England published an open letter, urging for a new kind of political engagement ahead of the next General Election, to be held on 7 May 2015. The letter is explicitly non-partisan. It does not recommend that Christian men […]

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Weighing in on Obesity

Weighing in on Obesity

By Guy Brandon, 9 January 2015 Even discounting the fallout from the Christmas holiday we are, as a nation and a species, getting heavier. Recent research from McKinsey showed that almost two-thirds of Britons are overweight or obese, defined as having a BMI of over 25 and over 30 respectively. The annual cost to the […]

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MULTIMEDIA

Simon Stuart responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

Simon Stuart responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

21st January 2015: recorded at the London launch event for the Cambridge Paper, ‘The Bible and Biodiversity’  

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David Nussbaum responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

David Nussbaum responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

21st January 2015: recorded at the London launch event for the Cambridge Paper, ‘The Bible and Biodiversity’

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February 2nd, 2015