Tag: Biblical

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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Where Next? The future of the Jubilee Centre by Jonathan Tame

Where Next?  The future of the Jubilee Centre by Jonathan Tame

Executive Director of the Jubilee Centre Jonathan Tame outlines the two central ideas underpinning all of Jubilee Centre’s work: the comprehensive biblical vision for society, recently summarised in the Jubilee Roadmap, and the framework of Relational Thinking for translating the biblical vision into the secular context and language of the 21st century. Listen online or […]

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Book Review: God, Justice and Society by Jonathan Burnside

Book Review: God, Justice and Society 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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Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

This is a transcript of the address given at the start of Pramacare’s conference on 17 May, 2012, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Pramacare generously funded the work on the fully revised and updated edition of From Generation 2 Generation. The book was completed thanks to the involvement of Jonathan Martin, who brought together the Jubilee Centre, […]

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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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Earthquakes and Tsnamis: Acts of God?

Earthquakes and Tsnamis: Acts of God?

by John Hayward ‘People no longer see natural disasters as an act of God. However, we are now reaping what we have sown. If we live in a profligate way then there are going to be consequences. We have a responsibility in this and God is exposing us to the truth of what we have […]

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Debt, Interest and Finance

Debt, Interest and Finance

John Hayward, March 2011 The financial crisis working its way through the US and Europe, mutating as it goes, demonstrates once more the dangers that debt-based finance poses to savers and taxpayers. Our latest Cambridge Paper, The great financial crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills, aims to set out a biblically-based alternative to conventional […]

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Covert Power: Unmasking the world of witchcraft by Jonathan Burnside

Covert Power: Unmasking the world of witchcraft by Jonathan Burnside

      Summary Is witchcraft real? What do witches think they are doing when they engage in witchcraft? Why does the Bible have so much to say about witchcraft, and how does it apply to the typical Western materialist who doesn’t believe in witchcraft anyway? Witchcraft is often present in society because it expresses […]

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Unmasking Witchcraft

Unmasking Witchcraft

John Hayward, December 2010 ‘Magic’ and ‘sorcery’ conjure up images of Harry Potter, Disney’s Fantasia, or perhaps Macbeth. However, while modern secular society dismisses witchcraft, Dr Jonathan Burnside explains in our new Cambridge Paper, Covert Power, why we should take witchcraft seriously. From a biblical perspective, magic and divination is what happens when we try […]

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Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences by Michael Schluter

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences by Michael Schluter

    Summary Many Christians accept Capitalism as broadly in line with biblical teaching. Its economic success appears to vindicate attribution of its origins to Christian theology.[3] This confidence in Capitalism as the best available economic system has meant that Christians have failed to recognise that it is one of the main drivers of social […]

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The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

International economist Paul Mills begins by tracing some of the characteristics of the recent financial crisis, before presenting a biblical diagnosis of the crisis and a biblical model for finance.   Listen to this episode    

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Liberation theology: is it relevant? by John Coffey

Liberation theology: is it relevant? by John Coffey

Professor John Coffey explains the relevance of liberation theology with reference to Jeremiah Wright Jr and the abolitionist movement.

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Welfare Priorities by John Ashcroft

Welfare Priorities by John Ashcroft

Welfare can be defined in terms of the problems to be overcome or in terms of outcomes. How we deal with it is determined by the size and role of the state, relationships between citizens, and has an impact on relational choices and incentives. Biblical teaching presents a number of challenges and implications.   Listen […]

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By any other name? ‘Fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ as terms of public discourse by Christopher Watkin

By any other name? ‘Fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ as terms of public discourse by Christopher Watkin

  Summary Whatever the words ‘fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ may once have meant, their current use in public discourse is largely negative, save notable references to ‘evangelical social action’. Any adequate response to this situation must include a recognition of the different historical provenances of the two terms, and an understanding of their current public usage. […]

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Biblical law – Humanity & the environment by Jonathan Burnside

Biblical law – Humanity & the environment by Jonathan Burnside

This talk explores the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. There are four main ways in which this relationship is structured, according to the biblical materials: the creation narrative, divine judgements in the primeval history, the ‘post-diluvian’ blessing conferred by God upon humanity, and the ‘eco-laws’ in biblical law. Listen to this episode  

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How to create a relational society: Foundations for a new social order by Michael Schluter

How to create a relational society: Foundations for a new social order by Michael Schluter

    Summary In an earlier Cambridge Paper (September 2006), a biblical ‘Charter for Humanity’ was proposed within a ‘relational framework’. This second paper seeks to answer the question, ‘How do we move towards relational well-being?’ The place where the Bible sets out the foundations required to create a society of right relationships in terms […]

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Learning from the relationships of Jesus: Part 1

Learning from the relationships of Jesus: Part 1

Chris Pain, September 2006 As regular readers will know, part of the bedrock of the Jubilee Centre’s research and activity over the last 23 years has been our understanding of Matthew 22:34–40, where Jesus is asked to name the greatest commandment. Instead, he picks two and then goes further. He does not merely say ‘these […]

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For a Divine Economy, follow the Old Testament

For a Divine Economy, follow the Old Testament

Ross Gittins, June 2006 Most of us assume the solution to problems with the economy lies in coming up with something new. But a group of Christian thinkers in Cambridge believe the answer lies in getting back to the economic model laid out in the bible. Don’t laugh. This is Easter Monday. And it’s a […]

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The Contribution of Narrative to Old Testament Ethics

The Contribution of Narrative to Old Testament Ethics

Gordon Wenham, June 2006 It is of course standard practice among preachers and commentators to draw ethical teaching from biblical narrative. It goes back to pre-Christian practice, and we find examples of it in 1 Corinthians 10, Hebrews 11 and James 5 to mention some of the more obvious NT examples. Older commentaries, as well […]

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