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Three principles for Christian citizens by Julian Rivers

Three principles for Christian citizens by Julian Rivers

  Summary Three basic types of argument have a proper place as Christians engage in public life. These are arguments from the common good, from institutional independence, and from conscientious witness. They are all authentic expressions of the Christian political tradition, well-grounded in Scripture. They express three principles for Christian citizens. However, all three are […]

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By any other name? ‘Fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ as terms of public discourse by Christopher Watkin

By any other name? ‘Fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ as terms of public discourse by Christopher Watkin

  Summary Whatever the words ‘fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ may once have meant, their current use in public discourse is largely negative, save notable references to ‘evangelical social action’. Any adequate response to this situation must include a recognition of the different historical provenances of the two terms, and an understanding of their current public usage. […]

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Communicating the vision

Communicating the vision

Jonathan Chaplin, March 2007 This article is based on a talk given at the Winter School on 5 January by Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE). [1] Jonathan draws helpful lessons from Paul’s speech to the Areopagus about how we should engage with the surrounding culture, lessons as […]

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Money, Power and Relationships by Michael Schluter

Money, Power and Relationships by Michael Schluter

  In a talk first given as part of the Smith Lecture programme, Michael Schluter explores a relational perspective on the financial system, international development, public services, and private life.

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Health and society

Health and society

Nick Spencer, June 2003 The bloody face of an unknown 94 year-old woman dominated the news in late January 2002. Having  fallen in her Stoke Newington flat and gashed open her head, Rose Addis was taken to the Whittington Hospital in north London where she sat unwashed in casualty for three days. Mrs Addis’s ordeal […]

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Biblical perspectives on health and healthcare relationships by Jubilee Centre

Biblical perspectives on health and healthcare relationships by Jubilee Centre

  This report is written primarily for Christians working in the health service and its intention is to provide them with biblical insight concerning the current difficulties that they are experiencing as health care professionals. It also seeks to convey to the Church the importance, biblically, of the problems surrounding health and health care today. […]

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Relationism: pursuing a biblical vision for society by Michael Schluter

Relationism: pursuing a biblical vision for society by Michael Schluter

Summary This essay tells the story of my search over the last twenty years to find an alternative social paradigm which is closer to biblical norms than democratic capitalism or market socialism. Biblical teaching on this issue is found in Old Testament law, where God provides a normative framework for Israelite society. Jesus says that […]

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