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The Beginning of Wisdom by Guy Brandon

The Beginning of Wisdom by Guy Brandon

I’ve been asked to speak briefly on the subject of forming a Christian mind as an introduction to this conference. I’d like to do that with reference to two things. The first is the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs is about acquiring Wisdom; not in a solely intellectual capacity as we often understand the word, but […]

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Forming a Christian mind

Forming a Christian mind

by Guy Brandon Following our Forming a Christian Mind Conference last weekend, here is a transcript of the introductory talk by Guy Brandon. The beginning of Wisdom Good afternoon, my name is Guy Brandon and I’ve worked as a researcher and writer for the Jubilee Centre for around 7 years now. As a little bit […]

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Belief in Doctors?

Belief in Doctors?

by John Hayward Dr Richard Scott is appealling against a formal warning from the General Medical Council for suggesting a patient could find solace in Jesus, following a complaint made by the patient’s mother. The GMC’s guidance is clear that doctors should not normally discuss their personal beliefs with patients ‘unless those beliefs are directly […]

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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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Has Easter lost its religious meaning?

Has Easter lost its religious meaning?

by John Hayward It’s certainly the case that society is far more commercialised than in the past, I told the local radio station this morning, when asked the above question. As the Jubilee Centre’s book on living an ethical lifestyle notes, we seem to know the price of everything but the value of nothing. However, […]

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Listening to Agnostics

Listening to Agnostics

Mark Greene, September 2003 At the Jubilee Centre we hold a commitment to evangelism at the centre of our concern for social reform. ‘Shalom’ involves the restoration and enjoyment of all of our relationships including, of course, our relationship with God. Mark Greene here reports on an important piece of listening research that helps us […]

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The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II by Ranald Macaulay

The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II by Ranald Macaulay

  Summary The Second Vatican Council introduced dramatic changes to the Roman Catholic Church and Christians everywhere welcomed its new spirit of openness. Since then, however, it has become apparent that Pope John Paul II represents a strongly traditionalist Catholicism, as demonstrated by his active support of Opus Dei. He appears to represent two conflicting […]

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