CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

  By Calum Samuelson Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of great age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. Zechariah 8:4–5 (ESV) Summary Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse […]

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Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

By Tom Simpson The right, without constriction by prescribed doctrine, to freedom of teaching and discussion, freedom in carrying out research and disseminating and publishing the results thereof, freedom to express freely their opinion about the institution or system in which they work, freedom from institutional censorship. UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching […]

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Integrity by Rodney Green

Integrity by Rodney Green

By Rodney Green Whoever walks in integrity walks securely. Proverbs 10:9 Science can only succeed when it is grounded in integrity. Sir Paul Nurse.[1] Success without integrity means nothing. Hugo Boss. Summary Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? This paper aims to […]

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BLOG

The Dangers of Oversimplification

The Dangers of Oversimplification

by Philip S. Powell, 15th November 2018 Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius Confucius, the fifth century BC Chinese philosopher, believed that life ought to be simple and we should avoid complicating it. There is indeed something that rings true about keeping life simple. The simple things of […]

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Remembering Our Enemies

Remembering Our Enemies

by Jonathan Tame, 12th November 2018 The participation of Germany’s head of state, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Armistice Day celebrations in London was a moving testament to the long journey of reconciliation and healing between Britain and Germany.  It was mirrored at our own small church yesterday, where I was so pleased to see […]

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We Want a King! 1 Samuel 8 and Strongman Politics

We Want a King! 1 Samuel 8 and Strongman Politics

by Charlee New, 1st November 2018 Brazil just elected former military Captain Jair Bolsonaro as President. He’s being dubbed by many as the ‘Trump of the Tropics’ for his populist appeal, anti-establishment messaging, authoritarian flavour and nationalistic spirit; his campaign catchphrase was ‘Brazil before everything, and God above all’. He is a deeply divisive figure, who […]

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BOOKLETS

Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

by David John Lee, Paul Mills and Michael Schluter   ‘Confederal Europe – Strong Nations, Strong Union’ is a report produced by our sister organisation, Relational Research and commissioned by Sallux, the research unit of ECPM (one of the 12 European Political Parties represented in the European Parliament). It sets out a vision for a […]

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Special Offer: The ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ Series

Special Offer: The ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ Series

What does the Bible have to say about contemporary society? We’re pleased to offer, free-of-charge,* this series of 13 pamphlets that provide accessible introductions to biblical perspectives on a range of modern ‘hot topics’—from consumerism, to social media, to surveillance. Concise, thought-provoking and attractively presented, these 8-page pamphlets are invaluable resources for sixth form teachers, […]

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Long Distance Christian series available free online

Long Distance Christian series available free online

The Long Distance Christian series takes an in-depth look at significant issues in society today, analyses them from a biblical perspective, and recommends responses at the individual, organisational and public policy levels. All six of our 10,000 word booklets are now available to read and download for free. Titles in the series: The Jubilee Roadmap: Finding our […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Social Reformers Summer School 2018 Report

Social Reformers Summer School 2018 Report

Each year, the Social Reformer’s Summer School brings together Christians who want to influence public life. This year’s Summer School took place on the 12th-15th July, with eighteen participants who came from all walks of life, and many different countries. Topics and Speakers The first day of the School opened with a talk from Jubilee […]

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Engage news magazine – October 2018

Engage news magazine – October 2018

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 October 2018 edition are: Learning to Love Leviticus The Archetypes Exhibition The Humanity Behind AI Summer School Report New Cambridge […]

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Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

On Monday 23rd July, we unveiled a series of five sculptures by Liviu Mocan, inspired by the five ‘solas’ of the Reformation (sola scriptura, sola gratia, solus Christus, soli Deo gloria, and sola fides), outside Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge. Entitled ‘Archetypes’, the six-month exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the conversation between history, […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Learning to Love Leviticus #2 by Guy Brandon ‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.’ – Leviticus 19:28 (NIV) Along with sundry other activities such as wearing polycotton trousers and defrauding your neighbour, Leviticus 19 apparently prohibits the Israelites from the practice of tattooing […]

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Learning to Love Leviticus and the Ban on Mixed-Fibre Clothing

Learning to Love Leviticus and the Ban on Mixed-Fibre Clothing

by Guy Brandon We’re starting a new series for Engage Magazine on the laws found in Leviticus. Variously considered to be irrelevant, outrageous or just plain weird, Christians often struggle to make sense of the Levitical laws. Guy Brandon starts the series with a fresh look at the ban on mixed-fibre clothing. ‘Do not wear […]

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Lord Michael Farmer: Christian influence in the world

Lord Michael Farmer: Christian influence in the world

by Charlee New Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom… Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us… Establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:12, 15, 17) Michael Farmer is the co-founder of one of […]

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BOOKS

Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

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