Tag: Relationship

Finding security in the ‘risk society’ by Amy Donovan

Finding security in the ‘risk society’ by Amy Donovan

Risk has become a central concept in modern life. The ‘risk society’ that we live in has increasingly structured itself around attempting to manage an uncertain future, in which more knowledge simultaneously provides safety and increases our awareness of what we do not know. This paper argues while the risk society is a secular phenomenon, it provides an opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.

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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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An Introduction to the Jubilee Centre

An Introduction to the Jubilee Centre

Watch this edited version of Jonathan Tame’s overview of the Jubilee Centre and its vision, which he gave at the 30th anniversary in September 2013.

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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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Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

A day in the life of young graduate Dave illustrates how some of the core ideas of individualism and consumerism (philosophies at the personal level) and capitalism and statism (ideologies at society level) play out in everyday life.  After four conversations between Dave and a smug bank manager, pushy phone salesman, ambitious girlfriend and philosophical […]

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It’s All About Me: Individualism

It’s All About Me: Individualism

Individualism. The me-culture. I have the right to make the decisions I want to and that best suit my life. After all, no one else is going to if they’re all looking out for themselves too. My career, my home, my relationships: my world is me-shaped. Individualism started as a good thing: the recognition that […]

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Why marriage is (and isn’t) the point.

Why marriage is (and isn’t) the point.

by Guy Brandon There’s a great blog post on the Q Ideas website by one of our collaborators, Dale Kuehne, on ‘Why Marriage Is (And Isn’t) The Point’. Dale’s outstanding book, Sex and the iWorld, explores the deficiencies of what he calls the ‘iWorld’ – our default worldview of postmodern individualism – and what happens […]

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Seeking Europe’s shalom

Seeking Europe’s shalom

by Jeff Fountain When Judah was taken into exile to Babylon, God’s instruction to the Jews through Jeremiah was to seek the city’s shalom, or well-being and harmony. What then might God’s word to us be today as ‘exiles’ in what many see as a post-Christian, secularised Europe? Surely it is also to seek Europe’s […]

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Economic renewal: building a relational economy by Michael Schluter

Economic renewal: building a relational economy by Michael Schluter

Dr Michael Schluter CBE, former economics consultant to the World Bank, lays out an alternative approach to finance, based on the central biblical theme of good and right relationships. This lecture was presented at the Jubilee Centre’s ‘Forgive Us Our Debts?’ conference in Cambridge on 22nd September 2012.   Listen to this episode  

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Free sex: Who pays? by Guy Brandon

Free sex: Who pays? by Guy Brandon

Moral hazard and sexual ethics Summary Rather than addressing fundamental moral issues around sexual freedom, this paper starts with our culture’s premise by taking a utilitarian approach and exploring the financial impacts. This is in line with the common assumption that what truly matters for public policy can be quantified. It argues that significant costs […]

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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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Pre-marital sex: Cause or symptom of later relationship difficulties?

Pre-marital sex: Cause or symptom of later relationship difficulties?

by John Hayward A University of Iowa study has found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if ‘the first time’ was unwanted, or if she had mixed feelings about it. The analysis found that 31 percent of women who had sex for the first time […]

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Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Legal scholar Dr Jonathan Burnside talks about his new book, God, Justice and Society.

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Increasing Cohabitation – a concern?

Increasing Cohabitation – a concern?

by John Hayward I have just taken a media inquiry about updated marital status population projections published today by the Office for National Statistics. The report predicts that the proportion of adults who are married will drop from 49 per cent to 42 per cent over the coming quarter of a century (2008-2033), the proportion […]

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Intelligent Choice – Holistic Relationships Education by Rachel Gardner

Intelligent Choice – Holistic Relationships Education by Rachel Gardner

The co-founder and Creative Director of Romance Academy, who spoke at our conference Beyond Individualism, discusses the impact the Academy’s programme has on young people and their relationships.

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Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Centre is delighted to introduce its life-changing new book:   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 […]

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What are we really buying into?

What are we really buying into?

The spirit of our age is captured by offers of interest-free credit, invitations to “Buy one get one free” and slogans such as “I did it my way”, “Time for change” and “Yes we can!” … but have you ever stopped to ask what we are really buying into? This short video invites you to […]

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Understanding the iWorld

Understanding the iWorld

by John Hayward Jeep’s new advertising campaign has the tagline “i live. i ride. i am.” Assuming the final assertion alludes to the Cartesian claims of René Descartes, rather than the divine claims of Jesus, this offers yet another interesting insight into how the world of advertising is exploiting iWorld imagery – a world in […]

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