by Guy Brandon, 26th May 2016 Yesterday evening the Jubilee Centre hosted a lively panel discussion at Eden Baptist church, Cambridge, on the coming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The panel consisted of (from left to right in the photo) Johannes de Jong (Christian Political Foundation for Europe), Dr Adrian Hilton (theologian […]
By Guy Brandon, 3 May 2016. The Second Coming (of Satoshi): what the tale of bitcoin’s ‘creator’ says to Christians 1MszuPM3GkaEbsa2azA7ZdkrL4v7gQEhCj Bitcoin’s elusive creator claims to have come out of the shadows, but the means by which this revelation was undertaken is suspicious – and there’s an interesting set of lessons for Christians. ‘At […]
By Philip S. Powell, 21 April 2016 Justin Welby, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, during his ordination training in 1992, published a Grove booklet titled Can Companies Sin? He observes, “Companies clearly have most of the features of social existence. The creation of a thing that can agree, commit torts or crimes, is identifiable, affects […]
Is it better to stay in a broken relationship, or exit as soon as possible? Guy Brandon, 20 April 2016 Anyone who has kept up to date on the EU referendum campaigns will recognise there are plenty of reasons to stay in, and plenty to leave. The problem is knowing which is which, since information […]
by Jonathan Tame, 4th April 2016. It’s 80 days until the EU Referendum, and I’ve been recalling the time in 1983 when I visited Brussels for the first time, on an undergraduate field trip. We learned about how decisions made by the European institutions were filtered down to the ten member states of the EEC, and how the overriding vision was to make war between European nations unthinkable. The deadly European conflict of the first half of the 20th century must give ways to fruitful European cooperation in the second.
by Njoki Mahiaini 22nd March 2016 I am now over three quarters of the way into my online shopping fast. As mentioned in an earlier post, I have given up online shopping (excluding the purchase of tickets for essential travel) for the duration of lent. Initially my motive was simple – to see whether my […]
by Njoki Mahiaini, 22nd February 2016 “I don’t need anybody’s money. It’s nice…I’m really rich”. No prizes for guessing which US presidential candidate spoke those immortal words. I hasten to add, I am not critical of Trump solely because of his fabulous wealth, indeed, in light of the presidential race I consider it one of […]
by Jonathan Tame, 10th February, 2016. ‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ asked skeptical Nathanael in John chapter 1. ‘Come and see,’ replied his friend Philip. Fortunately for Nathanael, he did go and see and came to realise how wrong he had been about Jesus of Nazareth.
By Jonathan Tame, 20th January 2016 A report by Oxfam published this week shows that for the first time, the wealthiest 1% of the global population own more than the other 99% (you currently need a net worth of £533,000 to be in the top 1%). It also reveals the incredible figure that just 62 […]
Biblical thinking is not so much a product but a process, so Jubilee Centre must not only share the fruits of biblical thinking that have been published already – in a book or Cambridge Paper – but also equip others to think biblically for themselves through training, mentoring, workshops and other events.
By Guy Brandon, 5th January 2016 ‘Tis the season when people typically start paying attention to their waistlines after a month of Christmas excess, along with all the attendant choices this involves. To low-carb, no carb or low-GI? To reduce fat, sugar or both? To cut portion size but otherwise eat normally, or to skip […]
by Jonathan Tame, 16th November 2015. Over the weekend, many national landmarks were lit up in the red, white and blue of France’s national colours, and scores of major corporate websites still depict the French flag, the Eiffel Tower or other symbols of Paris on their home page. All these seek to express solidarity with […]
By Guy Brandon, 4 April 1984 The government’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill is to be published today. David Cameron has called it one of the most significant pieces of legislation this parliament. It includes a series of measures designed to modernise communications law, including preventing criminals from communicating online unchecked. As David Cameron has explained, […]
By Guy Brandon, 22nd Oct 2015. Scandal is nothing new. As long as there have been people in public life there have been people who betray public trust. The greater that trust, the worse the betrayal. Who would have thought that Aaron – a man who worked miracles for God in front of Pharaoh and […]
12 October 2015 This guest post is from Colin Buchanan, Retired bishop and Hon President of the Electoral Reform Society 2005-12. Colin wrote the Grove booklet An Ethical Case for Electoral Reform, which can be bought from the Grove books website. At the time I write this Anglicans up and down the country are completing […]
By Guy Brandon, 21 September 2015 Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, is in favour of scrapping physical cash – coins and notes – altogether. Although there isn’t a great deal of consensus about what money really is, at the most basic level, economists broadly agree that money is supposed to serve three […]