CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision and strategy for reconciliation   Summary The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has highlighted deep divisions within the populace, including among Christians, and increased the likelihood of further ruptures between the UK and EU27 as well as within and between the EU27 countries themselves. […]

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Gender – where next? by Christopher Townsend

Gender – where next? by Christopher Townsend

Gender: where next?  Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas   ‘Haven’t you read,’ [Jesus] replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,”…?’ Matthew 19:4 ‘…the transgender revolution represents one of the most difficult pastoral challenges this generation of Christians will face.’ Dr R. Albert Mohler[1] Summary The issue of ‘gender […]

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The medium is the message by Guy Brandon

The medium is the message by Guy Brandon

The medium is the message: the spiritual impacts of social media ‘With great power comes great responsibility’ Uncle Ben, Spider-Man[1] Summary The internet, smartphones, social media, instant messaging and other related technologies have had a dramatic impact on the way we communicate over the last 20 years, and therefore fundamentally how we relate to one […]

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BLOG

The Brexit election?

The Brexit election?

by Guy Brandon. The news of a snap General Election came as a surprise to just about everyone, apparently including most government ministers, though more cynical readers might think it was a long-planned exercise.

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Driverless shuttle bus heralds robot invasion?

Driverless shuttle bus heralds robot invasion?

by Guy Brandon, 10th April 2017 A driverless shuttle bus is to be tested by the public in London. The bus will operate on a pathway also used by pedestrians and cyclists, can ‘see’ 100m ahead and will stop if anything crosses its path. Driverless vehicles are just one development set to have far-reaching implications […]

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Empathy in the information age: how much is too much?

Empathy in the information age: how much is too much?

by Calum Samuelson, 16th March 2017 The idea of studying with a newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other still holds weight as a paradigm for Christian engagement with culture, but is increasingly becoming outdated practically. Long gone are the days when one could expect to be up to date by simply […]

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BOOKLETS

TBA: Social Media

TBA: Social Media

Thinking Biblically About… Social Media The way we communicate has changed out of all recognition in the last 20 years. The internet, smartphones and social media enable us to connect with people around the world and receive a reply instantly where it might previously have taken days or required an expensive phone call. Not only that, but we can have hundreds or even […]

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Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

  Two years ago a group of 30 senior Christian leaders from business, politics, the Church and civil society met in Caux, Switzerland, to explore the decline of personal and corporate responsibility across Europe and the intellectual and spiritual causes of this trend.  They went on to consider how an alternative culture of relational responsibility […]

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Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

“Crumbling Foundations is an excellent primer on what money is, and what we mean by ‘the monetary system’. It makes something enormously complex much easier to grasp, and suggests several practical options for monetary reform.” Dr Eve Poole, Chairman of Faith in Business, Ridley Hall Although there has been much discussion of the nature of […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Engage news magazine – April 2017

Engage news magazine – April 2017

Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly news and comment magazine, mailed out to over 4,000 people.  If you would like to receive a copy by post, please let us know using the form here. The contents of the April 2017 edition are: The Legacy of the Reformation Biblical Biographies: The Rich Young Ruler The Enduring Power of Vocation […]

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Campaign to create ’95 theses for today’

Campaign to create ’95 theses for today’

95 Ways to Change the World in 2017 To mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses, the Jubilee Centre has launched a campaign to crowdsource a set of new theses for today – or ’95 ways to change the world’. Christians who want to see the gospel transforming society and culture are invited to […]

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Engage – January 2017

Engage – January 2017

Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly news and comment magazine, mailed out to over 4,000 people.  If you would like to receive a copy by post, please let us know using the form here. The contents of the January 2017 edition are: Jonah: the Bible’s best and worst evangelist Reform or revolution event: unlocking the power of biblical law […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation: From the Reformation to 2017 by Calum Samuelson MA MPhil   Today, most use the term ‘vocation’ interchangeably with others such as ‘occupation’, ‘profession’, and ‘career’. While mere etymology cannot unravel the present conflation of these terms, it is important to observe the distinct historical connotation of ‘vocation’, which comes […]

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Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

A discussion paper by Guy Brandon   Good relationships are critical to the success of organisations and projects of all kinds, but ‘relationship’ tends to be a black box that is not readily amenable to analysis or quantification. The Relational Proximity Framework (RPF) is a way of unpacking relationships and better understanding what makes them […]

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Jonah: the Bible’s best and worst evangelist

Jonah: the Bible’s best and worst evangelist

by Guy Brandon Jonah is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament, a Sunday School classic up there with Noah and the Ark, David and Goliath and Jesus feeding the 5,000. Although for Christians it’s rarely used in sermons, observant Jews read it start-to-finish every year on Yom Kippur, the Day of […]

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BOOKS

New book: Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

New book: Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Choose to master technology before it masters you Subtitled ‘A biblical guide to reclaiming your virtual self’, our new book by research director Guy Brandon unpacks the practical and spiritual significance of our technological choices.  The rise and proliferation of communications technologies is arguably the most significant development of the 21st century. The web, social […]

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God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

Any book on Biblical Law that manages to work into its chapter sub-headings the titles of contemporary films, tv programmes and the title of a Pink Floyd track has surely got to be worth a look? God, Justice and Society is written by Dr Jonathan Burnside who is Reader in Biblical Law at Bristol University. […]

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Jubilee Manifesto by Michael Schluter, John Ashcroft et al.

Jubilee Manifesto by Michael Schluter, John Ashcroft et al.

A framework, agenda and strategy for Christian social reform The definitive statement of Jubilee Centre thinking, Jubilee Manifesto arises from over two decades of serious reflection and practical experience. It presents an alternative to Capitalism, Socialism and other ideologies by identifying relationships as the foundation stone of any society. Ultimately it is the quality of those […]

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May 30th, 2015