CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

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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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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BLOG

The cumulative crisis of trust

The cumulative crisis of trust

By Jonathan Tame, 5th January 2017 To what extent do the political upheavals of 2016 reflect a crisis of trust in public leadership?  Although politicians have long been regarded with a healthy degree of scepticism, a more insidious loss of credibility in public leaders has been growing over the course of this century.  First the […]

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Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

by David McIlroy, 20th December 2016 These seven observations were originally given as a talk at the launch of Jubilee Centre’s research report, Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money, by Guy Brandon. There is far too much debt in the system Guy in his report explains how banks lend money into existence. But […]

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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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BOOKLETS

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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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

Review of ‘The Evil That Men Do’ by Marcus Paul

Review of ‘The Evil That Men Do’ by Marcus Paul

The Evil That Men Do: Faith, Injustice and the Church, by Marcus Paul Reviewed by guest contributor, Luke Tame. Described by celebrated Oxford apologist and author Dr Michael Green as “a fascinating and frank re-evaluation of the impact of the Christian faith on society”, Marcus Paul’s comprehensive guide to the modern day battle over Christianity’s […]

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Reform or revolution? conference on 25th Feb 2017

Reform or revolution? conference on 25th Feb 2017

  A day conference in Cambridge with Jonathan Burnside. We are living in revolutionary times. The political ideals of liberal democracy seem to be failing, while the economic system based around financial capitalism is losing legitimacy fast. How might Christians respond? As ostriches, burying our heads in the sand as we pray for Jesus’ speedy […]

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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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REPORTS & ARTICLES

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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How should we reform the UK monetary system?

How should we reform the UK monetary system?

Event report: Monday 5th December 2016   Money is part of our collective narrative as a society. We have always worried individually and as families not just about how much money we have, but about how decisions taken at a national and international level impact that. Inflation figures, interest rates and quantitative easing (QE) have […]

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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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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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