Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
What is a Christian response to the bewildering parliamentary pantomime we’re currently watching of MPs trying to deal with Brexit?
As followers of Jesus, we are called to positive cultural engagement. This must begin with assessing where we ourselves are adopting these narratives uncritically, and going on to evaluate them in a constructive way.
Gone are the days when you had to enter a dingy betting shop to wager a fiver. Now you place a bet with just one tap or swipe on a smartphone.
With such division in our political leadership, is there any wonder that the tensions over Brexit remain so high?
Our generation must speak out for the poor and vulnerable, and the generations to come, and not act as if history ends with us.
Let’s pray that Britain and her European neighbours will find a pathway for lasting reform that’s rooted in biblical revelation and wisdom.
Notwithstanding our departure from the EU, we are still Europeans by culture, history and geography. How might such solidarities be strengthened?
Like housing, social welfare provision is not just a financial problem; there are social and relational aspects to consider too.
Decisions are increasingly influenced by the fleeting diktat of popular opinion
Jesus is suggesting a deep and wide vision for how to change the world: individually and corporately, in the home and the workplace.
There are three great benefits of art, which every Christian should embrace: beauty, truth and imagination.
Our churches should be examples of institutions that serve the common good, that speak out against injustice, and that are led with integrity.
National greatness in God’s eyes is outward focused, and rather than being the object of God’s blessing, any material prosperity was to be seen as an outworking of their obedience to God’s ways.
The danger of deciding on the basis of narrow personal or national self-interest is to overlook a whole range of possible consequences to the other parties in this set of relationships – which could then rebound on us.
Whatever happens in June, Britain will still be part of Europe; we are not voting for the English Channel to become an ocean.