Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The temptation facing us is either to push the panic button, adding further confusion to the chaos, or to take flight and escape into denial about what’s going on in society. For Christians both of these options are simply unacceptable.
Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies, and pray for those who persecute them.
Throughout the history of the church, the relationship between our faith and art has often been tense, ambivalent and confusing.
Human activity is threatening biodiversity across all animal species.
The Bible warns against using dishonest weights, but we have raised that to an art form.
The Bible warns us that an obsession with the ‘good’ of productivity actually prevents us from doing real good.
Are we simply critiquing the environmental debates being played out in public, or is there a solid biblical agenda for engagement?
Leaders who have the character and resilience to thrive in the midst of adversity are not born; they are formed by the choices they make.
Some of the biblical themes underlying specific verses about remuneration are justice, dignity and reward.
About 821 million people in the world today are undernourished. Jesus gives us a wonderful example when it comes to thinking about food.
The environmental crisis of the current age is symptomatic of a deeper relational crisis.
It is heartening to see Christians take a robust, positive and directive stance on artificial intelligence.
Remember that how we support the bereaved can bring glory to God.
The danger facing Christians today is becoming truly trapped by the logic of immediatism. We are called to play the long-game, because church history tells us that God’s truth will outlast and outshine man’s ignorance.
Love is really a quality of relationship, and biblical law shows us what loving relationships look like, in contrast to unjust or abusive ones, across a wide range of settings.
The Brexit crisis has overwhelmed almost everyone who cares about the issue and the feelings of exhaustion and confusion seem unbearable. The temptation now is to switch off and go to sleep.
When we speak about or pray for the persecuted are we exemplifying biblical ethics and the best of the Christian tradition?
It’s better to risk understating the extent and severity of persecution than to risk overstating the problem. What’s at stake is credible religious freedom advocacy.
Perhaps we are being offered a wake-up call and a hope. And perhaps we can bring a humble, rich theology of creation (one that spurs us into action) squarely into the debate.
Thinking biblically about public life begins with framing reality according to the Word of God.
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.
There is no replacement to the discipline of reading a good book and/or going through deep soul-searching while looking at a painted masterpiece.
The miracle of new beginnings, the miracle of justice realised and the miracle of changed hearts.
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.