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The Relational Master: ten studies in Mark by Michael Schluter

The Relational Master: ten studies in Mark by Michael Schluter

This series of ten in-depth Bible studies from Mark’s gospel explore how Jesus met, encountered, and transformed different people’s lives and relationships.

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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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The Law of Love by David McIlroy

The Law of Love by David McIlroy

    Summary The Bible is clear that to love God involves seeking to be obedient to God. Being God’s people involves seeking to make wise decisions about the way in which God wants us to live. Jesus commands his followers to love God and our neighbours. In working out what that means, followers of […]

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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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Jesus’ Life-Changing Relationship with Simon Peter by Chris Pain

Jesus’ Life-Changing Relationship with Simon Peter by Chris Pain

Chris Pain, June 2007 The transformation of Simon, a Galilean fisherman, to Peter, leader of a religious movement prepared to challenge and defy the Jewish and Roman authorities, is a story of enduring power and has provided hope and inspiration for Christians throughout the ages. In this article we can only highlight some key moments […]

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Learning from the relationships of Jesus: Part 2

Learning from the relationships of Jesus: Part 2

Chris Pain, December 2006 Broadly speaking, the gospels aim to demonstrate that Jesus was the Son of God and worthy of following – they do not seek to present a complete picture of his relationships. We only see glimpses of Jesus’ interactions with people, and what were likely to have been lengthy conversations are summed […]

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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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Relational apologetics

Relational apologetics

Michael Schluter, December 2004 Christianity, as we have often said before in this column, is a ‘relational religion’. This means that in a Christian view of the world relationships precede – in time and in importance – the material world, although intimately connected with that world. It means that getting relationships right, or putting them […]

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Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

  Summary Rather than neglect Mosaic law, Christians have a theological responsibility to seek in the law given to shape the nation of Israel, insight into God’s will for nations generally. Mosaic law was never intended exclusively for Israel; its ethical principles originate in the character of God and are foundational to the creation order. […]

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As we have heard, so we have seen

As we have heard, so we have seen

Michael Schluter, December 2003 The following is a shortened version of Michael’s talk at the 20th Anniversary Service on 15 November in Cambridge. Reflecting on 20 years at the Jubilee Centre, I have recognised many of the same patterns of God’s dealings with his people from both the Old and New Testaments. There are four […]

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Rethinking relationships in the church

Rethinking relationships in the church

David McMillan, June 2003 ‘Love the Lord your God… [and] love your neighbour as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.’ (Matthew 22:37–40) This insight is behind the Jubilee Centre’s emphasis upon right relationships as central to human well-being and our attempt to evaluate issues through a relational lens. ENGAGE […]

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Jerusalem: at the centre of God’s plans? By Peter Walker

Jerusalem: at the centre of God’s plans? By Peter Walker

  Summary In the light of Old Testament history and prophecy, many would argue that Jerusalem continues to have a central role within God’s purposes today. Yet the New Testament offers a radically new perspective on the city, pointing to Christ as the true temple and the one in whom the promises of restoration were […]

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