CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Pitfalls in combatting persecution by Judd Birdsall

Pitfalls in combatting persecution by Judd Birdsall

A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their effectiveness has too often been limited or undermined by several common mistakes.

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Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse to play. It is experienced within a microcosm of self-imposed rules, which points beyond itself to a grander reality. This microcosm of sport can lead to various ills if idolised or violated. For Christians especially, sport raises difficult, perennial questions.

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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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BLOG

Brexit ‘traitors’: lessons from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Brexit ‘traitors’: lessons from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Yesterday evening, Theresa May’s Brexit deal was decisively rejected by MPs in the heaviest defeat of any government in the democratic era (230 against, including 118 Conservatives). We are entering a period of turmoil: nobody knows what will happen, and so far no consensus has emerged.

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Which story are you living in?

Which story are you living in?

Our lives can be shaped powerfully by the narratives around us – the accounts of reality which view events and circumstances through a particular lens, often with a certain goal or agenda in mind.

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The unspeakable joy of Christmas

The unspeakable joy of Christmas

by Philip S. Powell, 20th December 2018 The word joy is often heard during the Christmas season. But does the word joy mean anything in our happiness-obsessed culture? And why does the questionable birth of a Jewish baby to an unwed teenager (Mary) in an obscure part of the Middle East (Bethlehem) from two thousand […]

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BOOKLETS

Artificially Intelligent? Grappling with the myths, present realities and future trajectories of AI

Artificially Intelligent? Grappling with the myths, present realities and future trajectories of AI

You can buy the 48 page booklet (click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above) or download a free PDF copy:  “Informative, authoritative, insightful and practically orientated – I wholeheartedly endorse this paper which provides a helpful, theologically informed roadmap for the rapidly changing world of AI. Essential reading for church leaders and all those who wish […]

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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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NEWS & REVIEWS

Training graduates in biblical social reform

Training graduates in biblical social reform

Introducing the SAGE Graduate Programme and our 2018-9 participants. Where will the next generation of Christian social reformers like William Wilberforce, Elizabeth Fry and Lord Shaftesbury come from?  This is a challenge we decided to take on, so this October we welcomed four recent graduates to join us for SAGE, a year-long discipleship programme in […]

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Engage news magazine – January 2019

Engage news magazine – January 2019

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 2019 edition are: Learning to love Leviticus: There will be blood Training graduates in biblical social reform New booklet: […]

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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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REPORTS & ARTICLES

There will be blood

There will be blood

Among its many varied and often obscure laws, Leviticus 19 bans Israelites from eating blood. Presumably the contemporary irrelevance of this law is– much like biltong – cut and dried?

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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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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