Worldview and Ideologies

Our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world are often unconscious, half-formed and shaped by cultural forces beyond us. How do we become more aware of them and learn to think biblically about the world?

Featured: The Jubilee Roadmap

How should Christians approach the call to live out their faith in every area of life?

The Jubilee Roadmap offers a wealth of wisdom and insight to Christians seeking to be salt and light in today’s society. It suggests two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Work and Rest, Welfare and Justice. One direction reflects the prevailing thinking based on individualism, while the other – the road less travelled – points towards a society based on good and just relationships.

Cambridge Papers

Are Christianity and society in conflict?

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.[1] Help us to know you that we may truly love ...

Academic Freedom

  The right, without constriction by prescribed doctrine, to freedom of teaching and discussion, freedom in carrying out research and ...

Integrity

  Whoever walks in integrity walks securely. Proverbs 10:9 Science can only succeed when it is grounded in integrity. Sir Paul ...

Videos

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Prabhu Guptara provides an introduction to Relationism and Relational analytics in the context of Christian social reform.

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Introduction to Relationism and Relational Analytics

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Prabhu Guptara provides an introduction to Relationism and Relational analytics in the context of Christian social ...

In this talk from the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of Biblical Law and offers some suggested principles for political economy.

Find out more about the School here 
Discover more about biblical foundations for relational societies here

Biblical Foundations for Social Reform

In this talk from the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public ...

FACM is an annual conference in Cambridge, organised by Jubilee Centre together with Christian Heritage, and KLICE.

The conference explores how the Christian faith interacts with personal and academic development. It aims to help postgraduates and post-docs to develop their capacity to think biblically about their discipline and address the tensions between secular and Christian perspectives on their subject, both in the university and in wider society.

FACM 2018: Opening Remarks

FACM is an annual conference in Cambridge, organised by Jubilee Centre together with Christian Heritage, and KLICE. The conference explores how the Christian faith interacts with ...

Podcasts

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Uscinski and Enders’s article ‘The Coronavirus Conspiracy Boom.’ It’s a conversation that explores conspiracy thinking – not just as something ‘other people’ do - but as an instinct in all of us. As ever, we ask how can think biblically about this issue? And what does it mean for Christians to be people of both faith and reason?

Joseph E. Uscinski and Adam M. Enders’s article: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/what-can-coronavirus-tell-us-about-conspiracy-theories/610894/

Further resources:

 https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/april/christians-and-corona-conspiracies.html

https://theconversation.com/uk/topics/expert-guide-to-conspiracy-theories-83678

Recorded on Tuesday 12th May 2020 as part of our podcasts during lockdown series.

Podcasts
Coronavirus conspiracy theories: Christians need faith and reason

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Uscinski and Enders’s article ‘The Coronavirus Conspiracy Boom.’ It’s a conversation that explores conspiracy thinking – not just as ...

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Freddie Sayers’s article ‘Which epidemiologist do you believe?’ It’s a conversation that explores how we frame the pandemic based on our understanding of the telos of society. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about this issue? Specifically, can 2 Samuel 24 offer us insight into leadership and disaster?

Freddie Sayers’s article: https://unherd.com/2020/04/which-epidemiologist-do-you-believe/

Recorded on Tuesday 28th April 2020 as part of our Podcasts during the Lockdown series

Podcasts
The economy versus human life: have we oversimplified the debate?

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Freddie Sayers’s article ‘Which epidemiologist do you believe?’ It’s a conversation that explores how we frame the pandemic based on our ...

Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of biblical Law and offers some suggested principles for political economy.

Podcasts
Biblical Foundations for Social Reform

Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of biblical Law and offers ...

Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? We must distinguish self-referential integrity from a Christian understanding of integrity that is accountable to Christ. Integrity faces counter-currents and riptides capable of causing our scattered self to drift, sometimes to drown.

We will describe examples of these undercurrents to warn of their force; they are not always easy to discern and continually change direction and intensity to sweep us off our feet. We will also examine some of the flawed solutions that we fondly hope will be adequate to protect our integrity, but turn out to be a wholly inadequate selective moralism.

Finally, we will attempt to define the key ingredients of Christian integrity in terms of moral accountability, relational consistency and personal discipline.

This talk is based on Rodney Green's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
Integrity in Public Leadership

Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? We must distinguish self-referential integrity from a Christian understanding ...

Risk has become a central concept in modern life. We increasingly structure life around attempting to manage an uncertain future, in which more knowledge simultaneously provides safety and increases our awareness of what we do not know.

We make ‘risk decisions’ every day about our money, cycling to work, what we include in our diet. We have an overwhelming and sometimes apparently contradictory volume of knowledge at our disposal that may aid, but can obfuscate, our decisions. 

However, whilst the risk society is a secular phenomenon, it provides an opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.

This talk is based on Amy Donovan's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
Finding Security in the Risk Society

Risk has become a central concept in modern life. We increasingly structure life around attempting to manage an uncertain future, in which more knowledge simultaneously provides ...

Michael Schluter talks about the biblical foundations for social reform and the agenda for public life.


Part 1:
In the first of two talks by Michael Schluter given at the Jubilee Centre's Social Reformers Summer School, which took place in Cambridge in July 2016.  The title was 'Biblical foundations for social reform', and he introduced the biblical basis for the work of the Jubilee Centre, and the various organisation which have emerged from it.

Part 2:
The second of two talks by Jubilee Centre's founder Michael Schluter, given at the Social Reformers Summer School, which took place in Cambridge in July 2016. In this talk he explains the relational approach to public policy which has been developed by the Jubilee Centre and the organisations which it launched, such as Relationships Foundation and the Relational Thinking Network.

Podcasts
Biblical Foundations for social reform and the public life agenda

Michael Schluter talks about the biblical foundations for social reform and the agenda for public life. Part 1: In the first of two talks by Michael Schluter given at the Jubilee ...

Michael Schluter starts the 2010 series of three London Lectures by 'Thinking Relationally about Everything'.

Podcasts
Thinking Relationally about everything

Michael Schluter starts the 2010 series of three London Lectures by 'Thinking Relationally about Everything'.

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.

Podcasts
The Big Society: from Biblical Israel to Secular Britain

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 ...

Jurisprudence professor Julian Rivers persuasively argues that postmodern values are in danger of subverting our understanding of human dignity.

This is creating a 'Trojan horse' which insinuates a deceptive ideology into public life as the basis of human rights.

Podcasts
Human Rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse

Jurisprudence professor Julian Rivers persuasively argues that postmodern values are in danger of subverting our understanding of human dignity. This is creating a 'Trojan horse' ...

This talk by Michael Schluter was recorded at the Singapore consultation: Towards Jubilee 2015.

Podcasts
Christianity as a Relational Religion

This talk by Michael Schluter was recorded at the Singapore consultation: Towards Jubilee 2015.

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Worldview & Ideologies

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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?

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?