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Christianity and the Social Contract

Business as usual? No, thank you

A better society after lockdown is one where older people are valued

Pornography: a practical and pastoral response

Covid-19 and the Technicolour Dreamcoat

Deadly Dilemmas

Understanding and responding to racism – a Christian perspective

The Taxing Question of Unsustainable Corporate Debt

Rules, guidelines and conscience: how to navigate out of lockdown

Coronavirus, household debt and Universal Basic Income

Leading resilient businesses in times of crisis

Covid-19: Is the Bank of England printing money for the Government to use on lockdown spending?

What does the Covid-19 economic U-turn tell us?

Covid-19: Is the party over?

Heeding the prophets: then and now

Vision requires trust: a perspective on the European Union

Coming to terms with Covid-19

Good Omens and the problem of the end of the world

Global protests and the nature of hope

Family Matters in public policy

Money won't fix it: Diagnosing poverty today

When God asks the questions

Why Family Matters

Fathers, Fatherhood and the Father

God and the wicket? The community value of cricket

Update: Tax Deductible Giving for US Supporters

A climate election?

The context and content of the Nativity

The Brexit Election: What Really Matters?

Living wage week and biblical justice

Make elections great again!

Eliminating hurry in a restless society

The Samaritan Strategy

Weighing up Libra

Living wisely in uncertain times

Brexit Resources

Book Review: The Jubilee – An Impossible Dream?

Embodied and placed

How everyday eating impacts creation

The meaning of gleaning

Public leaders and the slow formation of character

The worker deserves his wages: the Bible and remuneration

Review: The Way We Eat Now

Thoughtful Eating Resources

‘Let nothing be wasted’: learning from Jesus’ food ethics

Love thy neighbour, love thy planet

Why do we need the evangelical statement on Artificial Intelligence?

Wisdom cries out in the public square

‘Forgive Us Our Debts’: lending and borrowing as if relationships mattered

Worth its weight in what?

The Conversational God

Supporting the bereaved

Engaging in Politics in times of Political Crisis

The Prodigal Runaway: On Shamima Begum

The cry of Tamar

Responding like Jesus: accountability, repentance and forgiveness

A breath of fresh, salty air: the power of story for ‘hiking homeless’

School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

Who can we trust?

Insect collapse

St Columbanus, the patron saint of Europe

Media: The architect of perspective?

If we want to renew democracy, we should use our emotions more intelligently

Taking sides on Brexit

Government shutdown: conflict management or a heart for resolution?

Our relationship with objects: on Marie Kondo

Doing research biblically

Brexit ‘traitors’: lessons from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Brexit 'traitors': lessons from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Which story are you living in?

There will be blood

The unspeakable joy of Christmas

A very Brexit Advent

Online gambling and the highest paid woman in history

Christianity, anthropocentrism and reframing the narrative

The dangers of oversimplification

Remembering our enemies

We Want a King! 1 Samuel 8 and Strongman Politics

Eugene Peterson: Earthly fruit, heavenly reward

Why Unity Matters

Trivial Matters: The Conservative Party Conference and those 'fields of wheat'

Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

The Heat Is On

Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

The Church, Robotics and AI: Conference Report

Not the Last Word: Seeking a Confederal Europe

Learning to Love Leviticus and the Ban on Mixed-Fibre Clothing

Lord Michael Farmer: Christian influence in the world

Printing and Painting

The World Cup Dilemma

Student Debt and Intergenerational Justice

Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

Making Money: The Swiss Referendum

Gender Relations: Dystopia, utopia or somewhere in between?

History Belongs to the Intercessors

Winning the Peace

Seeing Is Believing: Deepfake Video and Public Trust

Windrush: The categorisation and treatment of migrants

Scripture and Sculpture

Book Review: The Day the Revolution Began by N.T. Wright

Can an AI ever demonstrate biblical wisdom?

Should we be shaking up our TV streaming habits?

Life on Mars?

The R Factor in Brexit

Probably the Best Idea in the World by Mark Greene

Social Engineering: Your soul for sale

Usurping the Power of Propaganda

Spiritually Bloated?

'Mărțișor’ and the Malaise of Self-Harm

Davis, Dystopia and Brexit

Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)

When Christians disagree, does it matter ‘how’?

An Unreasonable Commitment?

The Ethics of Remuneration

Sentient Animals, Relational Animals

Could the Housing Crisis Strengthen Welfare?

Robots in Our Image: Three Critical Questions

Whose Resolutions? Goal-Setting, Individualism and the Bible

The Woman who Anoints Jesus

Two Public Leadership Issues for 2018

Christianity: A relational religion?

95 Ways to Change the World: Results

Devotional Reading in the Digital Age

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh: Why 70 years of marriage still matters

Inspiring Dialogue: Moving beyond ‘agree to disagree’

Adam and Eve: Feet of Clay

The Robots Are Coming: Us, Them and God

The Gospel and the City: Movement Day UK 2017

Deceptively Simple

Horses, Robots, and Donald Trump

Could a robot have moral status?

Amos the Unprofessional

Art and social transformation

Listening to the voice of Silence

The serious business of elections

The Brexit election?

Driverless shuttle bus heralds robot invasion?

Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

Empathy in the information age: how much is too much?

Jonah: the Bible’s best and worst evangelist

The cumulative crisis of trust

Review of ‘The Evil That Men Do’ by Marcus Paul

Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

Hallelujah

Making the nation great again?

The meaning of money

How should we reform the UK monetary system?

Savile: a modern-day herem?

The politicians we deserve?

Judas Iscariot: racketeer or revolutionary?

When the ‘unexpected’ happens

What's wrong with money?

Changing Britain: Multicultural or not? (part 2)

Changing Britain: Multicultural or not? (part 1)

The First Step: Re-thinking Factory Farming

Leah: unexpected matriarch

Theresa May sets out her stall

Defending Just War after the Chilcot Inquiry

The Chilcot Report, Blair and decision-making

The first three challenges

Time for a post-Brexit jubilee?

Reflections on Brexit

Money, power and the EU referendum

Five lenses on the EU Referendum

The EU, champion of religious freedom… an untold story

EU Referendum debate in Cambridge

'Gender fluidity' and the Bible

Video on European refugee/migration crisis

Peter Heslam introduces Christian social reformer Abraham Kuyper

Brexit Unless… Three Fundamental Conditions for Staying in the EU

What the tale of bitcoin's 'creator' says to Christians

When big corporations do good

UK-EU: Caught in a Bad Romance

Beyond the Economics of EU membership

EU Referendum: Four Big Issues

80 days to go

Why I gave up online shopping

Introducing the Relational Proximity Framework

Salted

The 'grit' in integrity

The Prologue to the Decalogue

Biblical. Social. Reform.

Thinking Relationally for Europe's Future

Wealth disparities and living wages

Biblical thinking: product or process?

Trimming the Christmas fat

Caesar: Cash is king

3 things we've learned from Donald Trump

The EU Referendum: current overview

Solidarité

An end to end-to-end encryption: a biblical view

Public scandal and the crisis of leadership

Major Jubilee Centre online course starts soon

Is Voting System a Christian issue?

The Famine, the foreigner and the threshing floor

Turmoil and peace-building on earth and in heaven

Why we need to keep physical cash

Long Live the Queen!

Songs of Praise in the Jungle: ‘like us’ after all?

Concerned that Windows 10 is collecting your data?

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The Art of Darkness

Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, is well known for his antipathy towards religion. Yet his atheism has a distinctively Christian flavour. In this new paper, Tony Watkins argues that although Pullman insists that this world is all there is, he seems constantly drawn towards ideas of transcendence.

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Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?