Tag: Church

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid by Jeremy Ive

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid by Jeremy Ive

The Newick Park Initiative (NPI) in South Africa was a Christian initiative which helped to build the trust and a shared national vision across the political spectrum in the years around the release of Nelson Mandela in early 1990. It also prepared the ground for the mediation of Professor Washington Okumu in 1994 which made possible the peaceful conduct of the first fully non-racial elections of that year. The relational principles governing NPI are a guide for Christian peacebuilding at a national level, applicable in other contexts as well.

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Biblical lament and political protest by Andrew Williams

Biblical lament and political protest by Andrew Williams

This paper considers the pastoral and political role of biblical lament in the Christian life. The theology and practice of lament is often neglected in congregations, despite its prominence in the biblical text. Such neglect deprives churches of a pastoral resource and moreover, as this paper highlights, diminishes the church’s capacity for prophetic critique and political activism in the face of social injustice.

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Life begins at 30: taking Jubilee thinking from preparation to impact by Michael Schluter

Life begins at 30: taking Jubilee thinking from preparation to impact by Michael Schluter

Jubilee Centre Founder and Life President Michael Schluter speaks about the charity’s origins and history, its changing role and potential future impact as it looks forward to the next 30 years. Listen online or download the audio version here: Listen to this episode

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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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Book Review: Generous Justice by Timothy Keller

Book Review: Generous Justice by Timothy Keller

Reviewed by Mary Brown In Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Tim Keller lays out the biblical call to social justice. He presents a clear and convincing biblical exegesis from the Old Testament, especially Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the teachings of Jesus in the gospel accounts, and the practice of the early church as […]

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Call for wider access to Faith Schools

Call for wider access to Faith Schools

by Mary Brown The Bishop of Oxford solicited widespread and varied reactions when on Good Friday the TES published an article in which he expressed his desire to see the number of places reserved for children from church-going families in Church of England Schools limited to 10%. Some, especially secularists, saw this as a positive […]

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The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

  Summary: The self-destructive tendency of a debt-based financial system has been highlighted in earlier Cambridge Papers.[1] This lesson is being retaught with a vengeance by the current financial crisis. To diagnose our current plight, this paper expounds the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance; explains what is really going on from a relational […]

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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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Christian hoteliers wrong over gay discrimination

Christian hoteliers wrong over gay discrimination

by John Hayward I have just given a pre-recorded radio interview about the court decision against the bed and breakfast owners, Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who refused service to civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy on the basis of their sexuality. Here’s what I said: If we are going to open our homes to […]

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End Times Politics

End Times Politics

John Hayward, September 2010 Eschatology is neither remote nor esoteric, but is highly relevant to Christian living. The ‘last days’ are here, the Messiah is reigning now at the right hand of God the Father, and Christians are to pray (as Jesus famously taught his disciples) for God’s will to be done right here, right […]

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Beyond Individualism

Beyond Individualism

Jubilee Centre Events, May 2010 At our conference on 15th May, a variety of speakers helped us consider the search for relational hope in the 21st century. The conference was opened by politics professor and pastor Dale Kuehne, for whom Perry Miller’s phrase ‘Standing on the threshold of an inconceivable age’ encapsulates what it is […]

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Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Centre is delighted to introduce its life-changing new book:   In these economically constrained times, the Bible’s emphasis on freedom and love offers both relief from the burdens we carry and a radical new way to live. The release from slavery and debt that lay at the heart of Israel’s cycle of Jubilee celebrations […]

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‘To release the oppressed’: Reclaiming a biblical theology of liberation by John Coffey

‘To release the oppressed’: Reclaiming a biblical theology of liberation by John Coffey

  Summary Liberation is one of the great slogans of modern politics and one of the major themes of the Bible. The Exodus from Egyptian bondage was the foundational narrative of the Jewish nation, and Jesus inaugurated his ministry by announcing that he had come ‘to release the oppressed’. Scripture teaches that Christ brings redemption […]

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The Bible and Money: Managing one’s money in the end times by Paul Mills

The Bible and Money: Managing one’s money in the end times by Paul Mills

An immensely practical eight-week course designed to help develop a biblical understanding of money and how we should use it, covering the following topics: 1. Possessions and money – who does the possessing? 2. Stewardship – for whom, for what, and when? 3. Giving – the real investment 4. Borrowing, lending, and debt – true […]

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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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Three principles for Christian citizens by Julian Rivers

Three principles for Christian citizens by Julian Rivers

  Summary Three basic types of argument have a proper place as Christians engage in public life. These are arguments from the common good, from institutional independence, and from conscientious witness. They are all authentic expressions of the Christian political tradition, well-grounded in Scripture. They express three principles for Christian citizens. However, all three are […]

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3 Bible Studies on Sexual Ethics from 1 Corninthans 5-7

3 Bible Studies on Sexual Ethics from 1 Corninthans 5-7

These Bible Studies are a great companion to the book Just Sex: Is it ever Just Sex by Guy Brandon. The first letter to the Corinthians was written to believers who shared our modern confusion over standards of sexual conduct. The three chapters covered by this set of three studies grapple with deeply personal issues. […]

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