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TBA: the Environment

TBA: the Environment

Thinking Biblically About… The Environment. When we talk about caring for the environment, the context for people in higher-income countries is almost always our own wellbeing. Generally speaking, the environment is a means to an ends for us, and we protect it for the same reasons we treat any of our possessions well. Whether it’s […]

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Is divorce becoming less socially acceptable?

Is divorce becoming less socially acceptable?

by John Hayward For the fifth consecutive year the number of divorces granted in the UK has fallen, to 10.5 divorcing people per thousand married population. This is the lowest rate since 1977 and, at 126,496 divorces, is 30 per cent lower than the highest number of divorces, which peaked at 180,523 in 1993. Interestingly, […]

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Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Free to Live by Guy Brandon

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 reveals that the whole of the Law and Prophets, as fulfilled […]

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Family matters: Biblical norms and contemporary issues by Michael Schluter

Family matters: Biblical norms and contemporary issues by Michael Schluter

This talk by Michael Schluter was recorded at the Sigapore consultation: Towards Jubilee 2015.   Listen to this episode

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Time and priorities

Time and priorities

Michael Schluter, September 2005 We have all got used to the idea that money is our scarcest resource. So at both a personal and a professional level, much time and effort goes into working out how best to allocate it, budget it, spend it, tax it and invest it. Various academic disciplines have developed to […]

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Introducing Jubilee Manifesto

Introducing Jubilee Manifesto

Michael Schluter and John Ashcroft, June 2005 In order to celebrate the release of Jubilee Manifesto with IVP we have suspended the normal publication of Engage this quarter and have produced this four-page introduction instead. Although Jubilee Manifesto is, in a sense, only the end of the beginning, as it is also the realisation of […]

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Leviticus on sex: it might just matter today

Leviticus on sex: it might just matter today

Christopher Ash, December 2003 At the consecration of ‘the gay bishop’ Gene Robinson, protesters held up placards quoting from Leviticus 18 and 20. How does the average newspaper reader respond? With a scornful curl of the lip or a disdainful shrug of the shoulders. ‘How absurd to quote an obscure verse from a backwater of […]

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