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One thing to change the world

One thing to change the world

One thing to change the world: what’s yours?

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A lost decade 2010-20? The financial crisis and the choices ahead by Paul Mills

A lost decade 2010-20? The financial crisis and the choices ahead by Paul Mills

Dr Paul Mills, senior economist with a global financial institution, explores the causes and consequences of the economic crisis in the Eurozone and Britain; he outlines how we can think biblically about these macro issues and understand better what needs to change.  This lecture was presented at the Jubilee Centre’s ‘Forgive Us Our Debts?’ conference […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

  Building on our 2010 biblical lifestyle book, Jubilee Lifestyle’s radical approach is grounded in the Bible’s central principles of love for God and love for neighbour that have shaped the emphasis on relationships that lies at the heart of all the Jubilee Centre’s work. Contains everything needed to run the course in your church! […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

The ‘Jubilee Lifestyle’ Discipleship Course Following the publication in 2010 of our life-changing book Free to Live, the accompanying Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course is now available for use in your church or small group. Designed to serve as a follow-up course to popular seeker courses such as Christianity Explored and Alpha, the set of studies […]

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The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

  Summary: The self-destructive tendency of a debt-based financial system has been highlighted in earlier Cambridge Papers.[1] This lesson is being retaught with a vengeance by the current financial crisis. To diagnose our current plight, this paper expounds the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance; explains what is really going on from a relational […]

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Debt, Interest and Finance

Debt, Interest and Finance

John Hayward, March 2011 The financial crisis working its way through the US and Europe, mutating as it goes, demonstrates once more the dangers that debt-based finance poses to savers and taxpayers. Our latest Cambridge Paper, The great financial crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills, aims to set out a biblically-based alternative to conventional […]

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Thinking Relationally about Finance by Paul Mills

Thinking Relationally about Finance by Paul Mills

Paul Mills continues the 2010 series of three London Lectures by ‘Thinking Relationally about Finance’ Listen to this episode

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Growth in inequality

Growth in inequality

by John Hayward Today’s report from the National Equality Panel disturbingly begins ‘Britain is an unequal country, more so than many other industrialised countries and more so than it was a generation ago.’ Its charts stress how ‘since the late 1980s income inequality has remained much higher than in the 1960s and 1970s; on some […]

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The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

International economist Paul Mills begins by tracing some of the characteristics of the recent financial crisis, before presenting a biblical diagnosis of the crisis and a biblical model for finance.   Listen to this episode    

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The Bible and Money: Managing one’s money in the end times by Paul Mills

The Bible and Money: Managing one’s money in the end times by Paul Mills

An immensely practical eight-week course designed to help develop a biblical understanding of money and how we should use it, covering the following topics: 1. Possessions and money – who does the possessing? 2. Stewardship – for whom, for what, and when? 3. Giving – the real investment 4. Borrowing, lending, and debt – true […]

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Responding to the global economic crisis by Paul Mills

Responding to the global economic crisis by Paul Mills

Cambridge Papers author and IMF economist Dr Paul Mills shares his personal thoughts on how we should respond to the global economic crisis.

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Should Christians use Islamic financial products?

Should Christians use Islamic financial products?

Michael Schluter, December 2005 The Islamic Bank of Britain and some Western banks now offer a range of new, sharia-compliant financial products. The bank invests in non-interest assets (such as equities) where risks are at least theoretically shared between lenders and borrowers. In good times, the bank then pays the savers a dividend instead of […]

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Money Or A Life, The Choice Was Yours

Money Or A Life, The Choice Was Yours

The Bank of America recently acquired MBNA Corporation, bringing its number of active credit card accounts to 40 million and its managed outstanding balances to $143 billion. Is this a good thing? (Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS) Ross Gittins, September 2005 The industrial changes might be a chance to pad the wallet, but at a price. I doubt […]

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Credit action

Credit action

Keith Tondeur, June 2004 [Note that Credit Action is now called The Money Charity]. It is now over ten years since Credit Action amicably left the protecting arms of the Jubilee Centre and stepped out on its own. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to keep you informed as to some of […]

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Where is your treasure?

Where is your treasure?

Nick Spencer, September 2003 Our society has an odd relationship with money. We like to denounce our 24/7 retail culture, and yet still shop ‘out of hours’ in our millions. We lament the estimated £800 billion consumer debt we have accrued, but wait nervously for the next consumer spending figures. We are torn between wanting […]

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The Measure of all things? by Nick Spencer

The Measure of all things? by Nick Spencer

Our attitudes and behaviour, our virtual and physical public space, our politics, our principles, even our relationships are powerfully shaped by monetary considerations and suffer in consequence. The Measure of All Things? A Biblical Perspective on Money and Value in Britain Today examines how money had become the only widely accepted yardstick for value in […]

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Investing as a Christian: Reaping where you have not sown by Paul Mills

Investing as a Christian: Reaping where you have not sown by Paul Mills

  Summary Who should you trust with your savings? Is the highest return all that counts, or should this he sacrificed to moral principle? This chapter discusses the appropriate ways for Christians to save and invest by outlining general and specific biblical instruction on the subject. Although there are few forms of saving that can […]

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Word on wealth by Christopher Townsend

Word on wealth by Christopher Townsend

  Living in a materialistic age poses numerous challenges for Christians. Not only is there the challenge to our purse, but the challenge of apparent conflicts which often lie unresolved. How do we balance prudence with generosity? How do we know if wealth is a blessing to be enjoyed or an idol to be avoided? […]

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Willing to give by Jubilee Policy Group

Willing to give by Jubilee Policy Group

  It is estimated that 13% of current wills include legacies, and that legacies provide some 700 million for charities annually. They remain, however, an underused form of giving. The growth in personal wealth in Britain (2,350 billion in 1989) means that congregations today may command considerable financial resources although much of it is tied […]

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Interest in interest: the Old Testament ban on interest and its implications for today by Paul Mills

Interest in interest: the Old Testament ban on interest and its implications for today by Paul Mills

  Christians rarely think twice about lending or borrowing money at interest. Bank deposits, savings accounts and mortgages are accepted as necessary features of modern life. Considering the antipathy of the Church to interest for three-quarters of her history and the strength of biblical condemnation of the practice, this is a remarkable reversal of attitude…

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