Tag: Gospel

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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‘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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Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity by Sujit Sivasundaram

Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity by Sujit Sivasundaram

  Summary The affirmation of ethnic diversity can give the individual believer and the local congregation a sense of cohesion and belonging. Yet, if ethnicity becomes a primary criterion defining identity, we risk marginalising ethnic minorities. This paper brings the twin principles of unity and diversity to bear on four contexts: the individual Christian, the […]

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Towards an understanding of Jesus by Christopher Pain

Towards an understanding of Jesus by Christopher Pain

  In this pioneering report by Chris Pain, he argues that given Jesus teaching about the priority of relationships, we have much to gain from studying how Jesus conducted his own relationships. In addition, this paper makes initial suggestions as to the method by which the gospel accounts can be studied so as to open […]

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Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend? by Daniel Strange

Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend? by Daniel Strange

  Summary Co-belligerence describes the activity of Christians working together with non-Christians for a common political, economic or cultural cause. This paper explores one biblical argument on the legitimacy of co-belligerence: the doctrine of ‘common grace’. While common grace can offer a stable foundation for co-belligerence, such activity is not straightforward, and calls for careful […]

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The Great Commissions by Ranald Macaulay

The Great Commissions by Ranald Macaulay

  Summary Failure properly to relate the Gospel Commission of the New Testament to the Commission of Genesis (the Creation Mandate) lies behind much of evangelicalism’s current weaknesses and internal conflicts. The New Testament, when clarifying the radical nature of the gospel, appears at times to disparage the created order within which we now live. […]

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