Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
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.
Christians have been wrong on the environment, but they have also, at times, been right, acting justly and humanely—and with results that we still benefit from today.
Let’s ask hard questions that demand more than just shallow answers. Only then can we really deal with and solve complicated social problems.
The way we communicate online is changing the political debate in strange ways.
Our generation must speak out for the poor and vulnerable, and the generations to come, and not act as if history ends with us.
The ‘Archetypes’ exhibition can be visited in Cambridge until December 2018. Artist Liviu Mocan expresses the “spiritual energy of the Reformation”.
Our entire culture is still geared toward satisfaction. According to the Bible, this is quite dangerous.
We are first and foremost relational beings and the quality of our relationships matters to God.
Let’s pray that Britain and her European neighbours will find a pathway for lasting reform that’s rooted in biblical revelation and wisdom.
Christians appear to be able to offer a framework for insisting on the value and dignity of the human being in a mechanising world.
It would be good to penalize the blatant human rights abuses in Qatar rather than applauding them by letting bonded labourers build the new stadiums for World Cup 2022.
Intelligence is an extremely complex, contended subject, and there is plenty we still don’t know about animal intelligence, let alone human intelligence.
Audio and video clips from individuals have been key features in a number of scandals in the public square. Now a new type of video manipulation is going to make it harder to tell the real from the fake in the digital world.
The biblical view of immigration does not only consider the migrant’s position but that of the host country.
One of the main reasons that wisdom differs from knowledge or intelligence in the Bible is because it entails acting upon what one already knows.
Notwithstanding our departure from the EU, we are still Europeans by culture, history and geography. How might such solidarities be strengthened?
Christians must not give up disagreeing with each other. For the sake of truth it matters that we disagree but how we disagree makes all the difference.
Like housing, social welfare provision is not just a financial problem; there are social and relational aspects to consider too.
The creation of human-can easily become an attempt not only to meet practical needs, but emotional needs too.
Decisions are increasingly influenced by the fleeting diktat of popular opinion