The Politics of the Cross

Like each of us, Jesus was born into a political context; he lived and died experiencing its pressures, posturing, and power-mongering. Politics is wrapped up in the Gospel accounts of Jesus, from his birth to his execution: even the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross itself, carries with it profoundly political overtones. What, then, are the implications of this?

The Quest for Truth and Freedom: Some Polanyian reflections (II) – What the Church can learn from Polanyi in a ‘post-truth’ world

In this second part of his two-part article helping the church think about how it understands itself and the nature of its calling in a ‘post-truth’ world, David Atkinson relates Polanyi’s insights to a number of areas of Christian discipleship and the church’s witness.

The Quest for Truth and Freedom: Some Polanyian reflections (I) – Introducing Michael Polanyi to a post-truth world

In a two-part article helping the church think about how it understands itself and the nature of its calling in a ‘post-truth’ world, David Atkinson here introduces the life and work of Michael Polanyi and two key themes in his thought: The Way of Discovery and the key role of A Society of Explorers.