CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Conscience & the common good by Jon Thompson

Conscience & the common good by Jon Thompson

The Christian’s conscience is increasingly set in opposition to some of the values and political aims of wider Western culture. This fact is evidenced by an increase in ‘conscience cases’, where Christians are sued or dismissed for acting in accordance with their conscience.

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The exile of the mind by Julian Rivers

The exile of the mind by Julian Rivers

British higher education is increasingly secular in outlook. This paper identifies three aspects of that secularity: specialisation, instrumentalisation and globalisation. As Christians, we can respond by observing the intellectual, moral and theological inadequacy of the university life this generates. But we are also called to take practical beneficial steps to address its weaknesses as well.

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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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OUR BLOG

Remembering Charles Kennedy

Remembering Charles Kennedy

By Njoki Mahiaini, 10 June 2015 “They’re all the same”. I don’t know about you but I lost count of how many times I heard this said in reference to the leaders of the three largest parties during the 2015 general election campaign. Admittedly the trio in question were all 6-foot something, dark-haired Englishmen in […]

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The UK’s Political Zeitgeist in 2015

The UK’s Political Zeitgeist in 2015

Some belated post-election thoughts… By Philip Powell, 4 June 2015 Congratulations to Prime Minster David Cameron and the Conservative Party for their election victory. Despite all the talk of a hung parliament and coalition government, the UK has gone back to the good old days of single party rule. In a democratic country, the people […]

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Poverty in the UK – financial or relational problem?

Poverty in the UK – financial or relational problem?

By Guy Brandon, 21 May 2015 Figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest that almost a third of the UK’s population fell below the official poverty line at some point between 2010 and 2013. 19.3 million people were classed as living in poverty during this period. ‘The figure was higher than the 25% average […]

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BOOKLETS

TBA: Surveillance

TBA: Surveillance

Thinking Biblically About… Surveillance You are being watched. Almost everything you do online is tracked. Your personal details, web searches and browsing history are routinely collected. Emails, mobile phone calls and text messages are monitored, your social networking habits retained, your transactions logged. Your physical location is easy to determine thanks to smartphones with built-in […]

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TBA: Consumerism

TBA: Consumerism

Thinking Biblically About… Consumerism Consumerism is the worldview that teaches us that meaning and identity are to be found through what we consume: the products we buy, the brands we adopt and the media we view, amongst other things. Choice is fundamental to consumerism, because the greater choice we have the more able we are […]

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TBA: Sex

TBA: Sex

Thinking Biblically About… Sex Our culture is hopelessly confused about sex. On the one hand, it is meant to be special, the most intimate of relationships. On the other, sex is considered trivial – something reflected in the idea of ‘casual’ sex. Sex is used to market just about everything from coffee and cars to […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Engage – July 2015

Engage – July 2015

Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly news and comment, mailed out to over 4,000 people. The contents of the July issue include: Joseph: Any economic plan will do? Relational Thinking Network international conference 2015 How can local churches change the debate on immigration in Britain? Thinking Biblically About… ten timely topics ‘Here I Stand’ – introducing […]

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Weighing up the consequences of unsustainable national debt

Weighing up the consequences of unsustainable national debt

Weighing up the consequences of our unsustainable national debt: come and hear Dr Paul Mills’ penetrating analysis of the national debt crisis and its consequences for future generations. How should Christians respond?

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Engage – April 2015

Engage – April 2015

Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly newsletter, mailed out to over 4,000 people. The contents of the April issue include: Anger, insult and humour Jubilee blog highlights It’s almost time to vote wise! Immigration and Justice Serving the Secular University – introducing our new Cambridge Paper Bible & Biodiversity event review Building a relational European society […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Joseph: any economic plan will do

Joseph: any economic plan will do

by Guy Brandon Very little about the Joseph story is quite what it seems on the surface. We tend to take most of our popular knowledge about him from the Sunday School and musical versions of Genesis 37-47, focusing heavily on Joseph’s sartorial flair at the expense of his intuitive grasp of Keynesian economics and […]

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The housing crisis

The housing crisis

By Njoki Mahiaini, 21 April 2015 Once upon a time in a not-so-faraway kingdom lived a people with reasonable expectations of home ownership. Although the grandest palace was reserved for their ruler, there was a saying which rang true in all four corners of the nation: ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’. However, in neighbouring […]

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Anger, insult and humour

Anger, insult and humour

by Guy Brandon Jesus warns his listeners that anger is as spiritually significant as murder. Although humour is not the immediate subject of his teaching, this has implications for what we find funny – not a comfortable idea for a culture that has raised sarcasm to the highest form of wit. ‘You have heard that […]

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MULTIMEDIA

Video: Prodigal Stewards – the looming government debt crisis, by Paul Mills

Video: Prodigal Stewards – the looming government debt crisis, by Paul Mills

15th June 2015: recorded at the London launch event for the Cambridge Paper, ‘Prodigal Stewards’  

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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