Some were not interested in lose their power and their corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
We should recognise that breadth of awareness is not evidence of the depth of our engagement.
Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas.
Our churches should be examples of institutions that serve the common good, that speak out against injustice, and that are led with integrity.
The internet, smartphones, social media, instant messaging and other related technologies have had a dramatic impact on the way we communicate over the last 20 years, and therefore fundamentally how we relate to one another.
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.