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TBA: Social Media

TBA: Social Media

Thinking Biblically About… Social Media The way we communicate has changed out of all recognition in the last 20 years. The internet, smartphones and social media enable us to connect with people around the world and receive a reply instantly where it might previously have taken days or required an expensive phone call. Not only that, but we can have hundreds or even […]

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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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TBA: Family

TBA: Family

Thinking Biblically About…. Family.  Family is often something we take for granted. Almost all of us are part of a family of some form. Typically, we consider this to mean either our parents and siblings, or a partner and children of our own. Family is understood in the Western world as the ‘nuclear’ family, though […]

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TBA: Food

TBA: Food

Thinking Biblically About…. Food.  We have a complicated relationship with food. It’s something we either think about too much, or not enough.  Almost two-thirds of Britons are overweight or obese, with an estimated annual cost to the UK of around £47 billion. Globally, some 2.1 billion people – about 30 percent of the world’s population […]

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Evangelism and Social Justice

Evangelism and Social Justice

Should the Church be focusing on evangelism above all else, or is social justice an integral part of our faith too? How can we resolve the tension between both making disciples and loving our neighbour? Over the summer of 2015, the Jubilee Centre welcomed Cambridge student Andrew Lawrence as an intern. He has completed two […]

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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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‘Thinking Biblically About…’ series

‘Thinking Biblically About…’ series

As a think tank, Jubilee Centre has always had a focus on ideas for public policy.  Consequently most of our publications are written at a level that will stand up to academic scrutiny.  Yet robust thinking doesn’t have to be highbrow, and our TBA (Thinking Biblically About…) series are one of the ways we introduce […]

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TBA: Poverty

TBA: Poverty

Thinking Biblically About… Poverty Poverty is a serious global problem. Something approaching a billion people are hungry worldwide. One in six people have inadequate access to water and a quarter live without electricity. Global inequality is increasing. The richest one percent of people in the world own nearly half of the world’s wealth, and the […]

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TBA: Immigration

TBA: Immigration

Thinking Biblically About… Immigration Immigration is a hot political issue. To some critics, migrants are vulnerable people who need protecting. To others, they are hard workers who fill the jobs we cannot or will not. To still others, they are scroungers who take our jobs and benefits, and use our health system without paying any […]

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TBA: Democracy

TBA: Democracy

Thinking Biblically About… Democracy When we talk about democracy, we generally mean our right to vote for the body of politicians who make decisions on our behalf. They are elected every few years and held responsible for the way the country is run. Sometimes they achieve what they promise, other times they fail or change […]

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TBA: the Environment

TBA: the Environment

Thinking Biblically About… The Environment. When we talk about caring for the environment, the context for people in higher-income countries is almost always our own wellbeing. Generally speaking, the environment is a means to an ends for us, and we protect it for the same reasons we treat any of our possessions well. Whether it’s […]

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Immigration and Justice

Immigration and Justice

Local churches can be a powerful force to help change the debate on immigration in Britain. Over the last few years, and especially in the run up to the 2015 general election, public opinion has been divided over the impact of immigration on jobs, welfare and social cohesion. Cries of ‘It’s not fair!’ abound on […]

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TBA: Everything

TBA: Everything

This pamphlet in our ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ series grapples with the question that every Christian who takes the Bible seriously will ask at some point: ‘How can a book written 3,000 years ago, in the context of an agrarian economy in the ancient Near East, be relevant to our lives in the 21st century?’  Believers […]

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TBA: Sunday

TBA: Sunday

The Sunday pamphlet in our ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ series explores why one day in seven was designed to be special, and the consequences of departing from this biblical norm. The Jubilee Centre was at the forefront of the Keep Sunday Special Campaign, now run by our sister organisation Relationships Foundation.  In August 2014 they reported: […]

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