CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

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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How free is our free-will? by Harvey McMahon

How free is our free-will? by Harvey McMahon

How free is our free-will? Reflections from a neuroscientist By Harvey McMahon Summary Free-will is fundamental to our sense of wellbeing, and underwrites our sense of morality, our judicial system and the Judeo-Christian faith. However, science has provided evidence that free-will may be an illusion. In this paper I explore how the brain functions as […]

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The modern crisis of identity by Glynn Harrison

The modern crisis of identity by Glynn Harrison

It has never been easy to answer the question ‘Who am I?’ but increasing social pluralism, the fast-changing world of social media, and easy access to cosmetic surgery make it more difficult than ever. The resulting confusion may undermine wellbeing and threaten social cohesion. The biblical view of human identity as ‘given’ in Christ, worked out imaginatively in relational communities, can potentially buffer these harmful consequences, defend against narcissism and help cultivate personal resilience.

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Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Guy Brandon, 24 November 2016 It’s been a little more than two weeks since the death of Leonard Cohen, one of the most celebrated and remarkable artists of our time. Cohen was a man of diverse talents, a poet, painter and novelist as well as the singer-songwriter known for his gravelly delivery and his dark […]

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Making the nation great again?

Making the nation great again?

by Jonathan Tame, 10th November 2016. One of Donald Trump’s rallying cries in his election campaign was the commitment to ‘make America great again’.  It remains to be seen what that will constitute in terms of policy goals or outcomes, but since so many evangelicals voted for Trump, it’s worth reminding ourselves what national greatness […]

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The meaning of money

The meaning of money

By Guy Brandon, 3 November 2016 The headlines are full of news about money. Donald Trump is polling higher after the FBI unexpectedly reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use. As a result, global stock markets fell, the dollar weakened and gold rose as traders priced in the increased possibility of a Trump win. […]

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BOOKLETS

Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

Although there has been much discussion of the nature of capitalism and the shortcomings of the banking sector following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, there has been relatively little discussion of the monetary system that underpins our economy. However, the way we create and administer money has enormous consequences for the health and sustainability of […]

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The Resilient Business report

The Resilient Business report

How do we move from individually living out Christian values at work to embedding a Christian ethos at the heart of our organisations? This report is based on case studies of 8 diverse companies with Christian founders or directors, showing how they have sought to embed Christian values over the long term in their organisations, with a particular focus on stakeholder relationships.

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Long Distance Christian series

Long Distance Christian series

These booklets take an in-depth look at significant issues in society today, analyse them from a biblical perspective, and recommend responses at the individual, organisational and public policy levels.          

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Engage – October 2016

Engage – October 2016

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 2016 edition are: Judas: frustrated revolutionary or just in it for the money? Reformation 2017: marking the 500th anniversary […]

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Reformation2017 is a year-long initiative that seeks to capture the creative legacy of the Reformation which was set in motion when Martin Luther published his 95 theses five centuries ago.  It includes a range of events and conferences; a sculpture exhibition depicting the five ‘sola’s of the Reformation; a set of new research publications; and […]

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Engage – July 2016

Engage – July 2016

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 July 2016 edition are: Leah: unexpected matriarch Events programme highlights The Resilient Business report and launch Farewell to […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Judas Iscariot: racketeer or revolutionary?

Judas Iscariot: racketeer or revolutionary?

By Guy Brandon As the man who betrayed Jesus to his death, Judas has gone down in history as a Thoroughly Bad Man. His name is synonymous with treachery, as is the sum of money he was paid for identifying Jesus on the Mount of Olives. In his Inferno, Dante depicts Satan as a three-faced […]

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The First Step: Re-thinking Factory Farming

The First Step: Re-thinking Factory Farming

By Tim Lornie 28th July 2016. ‘There is no bad odour, no sound, no monstrosity, to which man cannot become so accustomed that he ceases to remark what would strike a man unaccustomed to it.’ – Leo Tolstoy, ‘The First Step’, 1892 In his moving and challenging essay ‘The First Step‘, Leo Tolstoy tells the […]

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Leah: unexpected matriarch

Leah: unexpected matriarch

by Guy Brandon In the star-studded cast of the story of the Patriarchs, Leah sits in the background. She is the daughter of Laban, and becomes his nephew Jacob’s first wife.  She plays second fiddle to her beautiful sister Rachel, who herself plays a relative bit-part against the backdrop of the rivalry with Esau and […]

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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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