Tag: Secular

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

In his plenary lecture to the Forming A Christian Mind 2014 conference, Prof Julian Rivers examines the idea of a secular university. The vast majority of British academics work in institutions which are, or which they assume to be, ‘secular’. Sometimes that assumption is expressed in ways hostile to Christian contributions to the scholarly enterprise. […]

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Christianity – the true humanism by Jon Thompson

Christianity – the true humanism by Jon Thompson

This paper argues that Christianity is the most coherent form of humanism. By contrast, secular humanism is historically and philosophically dependent upon Christianity’s view of the human person.

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The Big Society: from Biblical Israel to Secular Britain by Guy Brandon

The Big Society: from Biblical Israel to Secular Britain by Guy Brandon

From our 2011 Big Society and the Church conference, Dr Guy Brandon, Senior Researcher at Jubilee Centre and author of our report ‘The Big Society in Context: A means to what end?’ brings lessons from biblical Israel for our complex society. Listen to this episode

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Anti-Christian Law and Christian Citizenship by Julian Rivers

Anti-Christian Law and Christian Citizenship by Julian Rivers

Extending his Cambridge Paper ‘Three principles for Christian citizens’, Professor Julian Rivers considers the ways in which recent legal developments express a view of the nature and purpose of law which is anti-Christian. It seeks to explore the deeper causes behind the recent spate of legal problems affecting Christians and considers what the proper response […]

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Enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism by Denis Alexander

Enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism by Denis Alexander

Dr Denis Alexander explores enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism. Watch out for his forthcoming Cambridge Paper on this topic!

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Do we need a Christian university? by Nigel Paterson

Do we need a Christian university? by Nigel Paterson

    Summary The concept of a university was substantially a Christian innovation, yet most modern universities are secular institutions. This paper surveys briefly the historical background which shows how this came about and the institutional landscape of higher education today. Next, biblical perspectives applicable to all Christians involved in higher education are explored. At […]

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Book Review: Glory days by Julian Hardyman

Book Review: Glory days by Julian Hardyman

Reviewed by Jason Fletcher I have to say, I love this short book by Julian Hardyman. Space prohibits me from telling you why you can’t trust me to be objective.[1] But let me tell you, nevertheless, why you should read Glory Days and recommend it to as many people as you can. For a start, […]

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Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend? by Daniel Strange

Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend? by Daniel Strange

  Summary Co-belligerence describes the activity of Christians working together with non-Christians for a common political, economic or cultural cause. This paper explores one biblical argument on the legitimacy of co-belligerence: the doctrine of ‘common grace’. While common grace can offer a stable foundation for co-belligerence, such activity is not straightforward, and calls for careful […]

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Does Athens need Jerusalem? A Christian Context for Secular Thought

Does Athens need Jerusalem? A Christian Context for Secular Thought

  Summary Is Christian thinking best done in isolation from secular thought? Or independence on it? This essay argues that neither is right, but instead Christian understanding can benefit from the genuine insights of secular thought, and, to achieve this, must put secular thought into the context of the doctrines of creation and redemption, both […]

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Eight questions of faith about Sundays by Michael Schluter

Eight questions of faith about Sundays by Michael Schluter

  In this short paper, Michael Schluter answers the following eight questions: 1. Why is Sunday different from the Old Testament Sabbath? 2. How did Jesus use His Sabbaths? 3. Did the apostles keep Sunday special? 4. What can we learn from OT Sabbath teaching? 5. Is legalism still a threat today? 6. Does God […]

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