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The Brexit election?

The Brexit election?

by Guy Brandon. The news of a snap General Election came as a surprise to just about everyone, apparently including most government ministers, though more cynical readers might think it was a long-planned exercise.

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Driverless shuttle bus heralds robot invasion?

Driverless shuttle bus heralds robot invasion?

by Guy Brandon, 10th April 2017 A driverless shuttle bus is to be tested by the public in London. The bus will operate on a pathway also used by pedestrians and cyclists, can ‘see’ 100m ahead and will stop if anything crosses its path. Driverless vehicles are just one development set to have far-reaching implications […]

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Empathy in the information age: how much is too much?

Empathy in the information age: how much is too much?

by Calum Samuelson, 16th March 2017 The idea of studying with a newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other still holds weight as a paradigm for Christian engagement with culture, but is increasingly becoming outdated practically. Long gone are the days when one could expect to be up to date by simply […]

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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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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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Savile: a modern-day herem?

Savile: a modern-day herem?

19 October 2016 The flat in which Jimmy Savile lived for more than 30 years has been demolished. In the wake of the allegations that surfaced after his death, at the request of his relatives his £4,000 gravestone was removed from his burial plot in the night. The inscription was ground off and the stone […]

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When the ‘unexpected’ happens

When the ‘unexpected’ happens

Philip S. Powell,  28 September, 2016   Many Christians believe that there are no coincidences or accidents in the universe and everything that happens is divinely orchestrated by God. But what about believing that some things happen because of chance. Should Christians believe in luck? What I want to briefly explore in this blog is […]

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What’s wrong with money?

What’s wrong with money?

By Guy Brandon, 13 September 2016 Yesterday provided the perfect example of why our monetary system needs an overhaul. Markets fell across the world. The FTSE dropped 1.1%, following a 1.2% drop on Friday – when the US Dow Jones had also fallen 2.1%. Altogether £40 billion in value was erased from Britain’s largest companies. […]

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Changing Britain: Multicultural or not? (part 2)

Changing Britain: Multicultural or not? (part 2)

by Philip S. Powell, 1st Sept 2016. Cultural and religious diversity is a social fact. Not everybody who is British belongs to the same culture or ethnicity. Therefore it must be possible to belong to the same country and be loyal citizens, without having to belong to the same culture. The Bible affirms cultural diversity and…

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Changing Britain: Multicultural or not? (part 1)

Changing Britain: Multicultural or not? (part 1)

by Philip S. Powell, 31st August 2016 Team GB has had a glorious Olympic Games at Rio this year. UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl commented that Great Britain is ‘one of the superpowers of Olympic sport’. A total of 67 medals with 27 golds put Team GB second in the medal table – above […]

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The first three challenges

The first three challenges

by Jonathan Tame, 24th June. Pray hard. Reach out. Step up.  As I write this on the day after the Referendum, June 23rd 2016 will certainly go down as a momentous day in history.  Some Christians have been rejoicing that God answered their prayers and started to restore Britain’s sovereignty. Others have felt their hopes […]

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Time for a post-Brexit jubilee?

Time for a post-Brexit jubilee?

by Jonathan Tame, June 27th 2016 As I write this, three days after the surprise vote for Brexit, the media is preoccupied with the leadership crisis in both Conservative and Labour parties, as well as the wider economic and political turmoil in the UK and EU following the vote. These concerns are likely to dominate […]

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Reflections on Brexit

Reflections on Brexit

by Michael Schluter, 27th June 2016. The top priority in the days ahead is to heal the wounds inflicted during the campaign, and find a way forward for the future which meets the aspirations of both the Remain and the Leave constituencies among the British people. It is undoubtedly possible to find a middle way […]

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Money, power and the EU referendum

Money, power and the EU referendum

There is a power differential at the heart of the decision we will make in the referendum on 23 June, and it’s not just between Westminster and Brussels. By Guy Brandon, 20 June 2016 The UK’s membership of the EU will be decided on Thursday. The Campaigns for and against have been lengthy, misleading and […]

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