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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.   Read or Download a free PDF copy:  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 […]

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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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TBA: Debt and Interest

TBA: Debt and Interest

Debt and interest lie at the heart of the Bible’s teaching about money. This is because finance is not primarily about pounds, dollars and euros, it’s about relationships. This pamphlet gives an overview of biblical teaching about debt at the personal level, and explores how what we see as a lifestlye convenience (helpfully rebranded as credit) is really a form of slavery which can draw people unwittingly into a spiral of poverty and fear.

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The Jubilee Roadmap by Guy Brandon

The Jubilee Roadmap by Guy Brandon

  This booklet offers a brief but comprehensive introduction to the Jubilee Centre’s work – a kind of ‘primer’ to our thinking.The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice. One direction reflects the prevailing thinking […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

  Building on our 2010 biblical lifestyle book, Jubilee Lifestyle’s radical approach is grounded in the Bible’s central principles of love for God and love for neighbour that have shaped the emphasis on relationships that lies at the heart of all the Jubilee Centre’s work. Contains everything needed to run the course in your church! […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

The ‘Jubilee Lifestyle’ Discipleship Course Following the publication in 2010 of our life-changing book Free to Live, the accompanying Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course is now available for use in your church or small group. Designed to serve as a follow-up course to popular seeker courses such as Christianity Explored and Alpha, the set of studies […]

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The Measure of all things? by Nick Spencer

The Measure of all things? by Nick Spencer

Our attitudes and behaviour, our virtual and physical public space, our politics, our principles, even our relationships are powerfully shaped by monetary considerations and suffer in consequence. The Measure of All Things? A Biblical Perspective on Money and Value in Britain Today examines how money had become the only widely accepted yardstick for value in […]

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Apolitical animal? by Nick Spencer

Apolitical animal? by Nick Spencer

Political disaffection is commonplace in modern Britain. Election turnouts are consistently disappointing, politicians are widely regarded as corrupt and mendacious, and party membership is at an all-time low. There is still a real need for the public to connect with, but also reshape, mainstream politics. Apolitical Animal? offers a Biblical perspective on this important issue. […]

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Where do we go from here? by Nick Spencer

Where do we go from here? by Nick Spencer

Post-war Britain witnessed a revolution in mobility. In 50 years our average daily mileage increased four-fold and our car ownership from 2 to 25 million. Today we travel further to work, to learn and to shop than ever before, and move with ever greater frequency. Where do we go from here? offers a biblical perspective […]

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Health and the Nation by Nick Spencer

Health and the Nation by Nick Spencer

The NHS has become an icon of post-war Britain but seems to be in a state of perpetual crisis. Is there a distinctive Christian response to this issue? Does ignorance of the biomedical basis of disease render biblical teaching irrelevant to modern healthcare? Or are there deeper principles which can be used to inform and […]

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Reactivating the extended family by Michael Schluter and Roy Clements

Reactivating the extended family by Michael Schluter and Roy Clements

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of applying Old Testament teaching on socio economic issues to contemporary western societies. The paper falls into three parts. The first looks at Old Testament Israel’s social structure and in particular the structure and role of the family. The second examines whether and […]

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Why Keep Sunday Special by Christopher Townsend and Michael Schluter

Why Keep Sunday Special by Christopher Townsend and Michael Schluter

Is Sunday trading an issue that matters?  This booklet argues that it matters profoundly, not just for Christians but for society as a whole.  It examines first the biblical case of special interest to Christians.  It then puts forward the economic, social, legal, and ideological arguments against unrestricted Sunday trading.  Six days are enough for […]

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