Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
While the risk society is a secular phenomenon, it provides an opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.
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.
Because of the paradoxical relationship between God’s freedom and human freedom, Christians need a robust “theology of surprise”.
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.
There are Christians in both camps, and good reasons for both positions, but it is almost impossible to separate fact from propaganda. This article aims to articulate a biblical framework within which we might start to ask the right questions.
Whatever happens in June, Britain will still be part of Europe; we are not voting for the English Channel to become an ocean.
Money is one of the tools of that centralised authority, open to all the abuses that control over its supply enables. The coin in Jesus’ hand was the perfect example of those dangers.