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Online Course Begins 6th January

Online Course Begins 6th January

Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership 2019 Do you struggle to connect the ancient world of the Bible with the economic, social and political challenges of the 21st century? Would you like to deepen your insight and understanding of the biblical vision for society and its contemporary application? Every year, we offer Christians an online course […]

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Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

  By Calum Samuelson Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of great age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. Zechariah 8:4–5 (ESV) Summary Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse […]

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Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Learning to Love Leviticus #2 by Guy Brandon ‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.’ – Leviticus 19:28 (NIV) Along with sundry other activities such as wearing polycotton trousers and defrauding your neighbour, Leviticus 19 apparently prohibits the Israelites from the practice of tattooing […]

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Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

On Monday 23rd July, we unveiled a series of five sculptures by Liviu Mocan, inspired by the five ‘solas’ of the Reformation (sola scriptura, sola gratia, solus Christus, soli Deo gloria, and sola fides), outside Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge. Entitled ‘Archetypes’, the six-month exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the conversation between history, […]

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Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

By Tom Simpson The right, without constriction by prescribed doctrine, to freedom of teaching and discussion, freedom in carrying out research and disseminating and publishing the results thereof, freedom to express freely their opinion about the institution or system in which they work, freedom from institutional censorship. UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching […]

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Integrity by Rodney Green

Integrity by Rodney Green

By Rodney Green Whoever walks in integrity walks securely. Proverbs 10:9 Science can only succeed when it is grounded in integrity. Sir Paul Nurse.[1] Success without integrity means nothing. Hugo Boss. Summary Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? This paper aims to […]

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The Steering Wheel: Confronting the ideologies driving the West

The Steering Wheel: Confronting the ideologies driving the West

Are you concerned that the dominant ideas in the Western world are undermining the dignity and value of human beings?  The Steering Wheel is a new research paper that examines afresh the four major ideologies driving Western culture and society, and proposes a relationships-focused strategy to subvert these trends. Focusing on the four main ‘-isms’ at work in the […]

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Reimagining social welfare by Jonathan and Luke Tame

Reimagining social welfare by Jonathan and Luke Tame

Reimagining social welfare: Lessons from Geneva’s transformation By Jonathan Tame and Luke Tame   Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.   Zechariah 7:9–10  For consider too the conditions on which God places […]

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95 Ways to Change the World: Results

95 Ways to Change the World: Results

To mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses, the Jubilee Centre, in collaboration with Christian Heritage and KLICE, launched a project to compile a set of new theses for today, or ’95 ways to change the world’. We invited anyone who wants to see the gospel transforming society and culture to propose responses to […]

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Inspiring Dialogue: Moving beyond ‘agree to disagree’

Inspiring Dialogue: Moving beyond ‘agree to disagree’

by Calum Samuelson This article reflects upon some central themes of our Reformation2017 project and how they can be carried forward in the future… Despite our unprecedented access to knowledge, the world today seems more confused than ever before. Christians are called to speak into this cacophony with hopeful, distinctive voices and offer coherent contributions […]

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Integration, assimilation and British values by Sean Oliver-Dee

Integration, assimilation and British values by Sean Oliver-Dee

This paper proposes a new approach to citizenship in the UK. It tracks the short-term history of how questions of identity, citizenship and ‘Britishness’ were engaged with over the past forty years, whilst highlighting the systemic difficulties encountered when trying to create a sense of common identity, before moving on to analyse the limitations of the very different traditional approaches to inculcating citizenship: integration and assimilation.

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Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

The Global Financial Crisis ought to have been a wake-up call. Instead, it has largely been an opportunity missed. It is not, however, impossible to take the steps which are required to transform the financial services industry into one which lives up to its name. This paper has sought to remind us that the shape of banks and the nature of banking are not fixed, that there is an alternative to the domination of our financial system by a few large banks focused on short-term profits. Banking was different in the past and it could be once again.

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The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation: From the Reformation to 2017 by Calum Samuelson MA MPhil   Today, most use the term ‘vocation’ interchangeably with others such as ‘occupation’, ‘profession’, and ‘career’. While mere etymology cannot unravel the present conflation of these terms, it is important to observe the distinct historical connotation of ‘vocation’, which comes […]

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Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision and strategy for reconciliation   Summary The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has highlighted deep divisions within the populace, including among Christians, and increased the likelihood of further ruptures between the UK and EU27 as well as within and between the EU27 countries themselves. […]

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Campaign to create ’95 theses for today’

Campaign to create ’95 theses for today’

95 Ways to Change the World in 2017 To mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses, the Jubilee Centre has launched a campaign to crowdsource a set of new theses for today – or ’95 ways to change the world’. Christians who want to see the gospel transforming society and culture are invited to […]

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Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

You can buy the 40 page booklet (click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above) or download a free PDF copy:  “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.” […]

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Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Choose to master technology before it masters you Subtitled ‘A biblical guide to reclaiming your virtual self’, our new book by research director Guy Brandon unpacks the practical and spiritual significance of our technological choices.  The rise and proliferation of communications technologies is arguably the most significant development of the 21st century. The web, social […]

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Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

A day in the life of young graduate Dave illustrates how some of the core ideas of individualism and consumerism (philosophies at the personal level) and capitalism and statism (ideologies at society level) play out in everyday life.  After four conversations between Dave and a smug bank manager, pushy phone salesman, ambitious girlfriend and philosophical […]

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