In this chapter from “Poverty in the Early Church and Today” which she edited with Steve Walton, Hannah Swithinbank looks at the concepts and rhetoric of deserving and undeserving poor and offers an alternative biblical perspective.
In her recent presentation at Beer and Theology, Hannah Swithinbank explores how Christianity and Christian discipleship intersect with international development and looks at ways that our own lifestyle choices – in relation to food, travel, home and “stuff” – connect with successful, sustainable development.
A short version (including links to the more detailed discussions) of a dialogue with “affirming evangelicals” David Gillett, David Atkinson and David Runcorn arguing that they present three distinct (and at time incompatible) approaches in their support of same-sex unions or marriage. Their arguments open up a range of wider questions that, if wrestled with, might encourage us all to think in fresh ways, help to clarify the nature and significance of disagreements, and even lead to greater understanding, respect and perhaps greater consensus emerging.
What are we to make of Pope Francis changing Roman Catholic teaching on capital punishment?
In dialogue with Martyn Percy, Ian Paul addresses a key underlying issue in contemporary debates about Anglicanism and about sexuality.
“Christians engaged in controversy have often dipped their pens in vitriol. To disagree graciously would be a major step forward”
“These contributions….clarify that good disagreement does not mean compromising on deeply held convictions, nor entering a neutral space where all opinions are relativized to be of equal value”.
The book is tough reading, it should have a warning sticker declaring “this book should change your life”….As the church begins to wake up to some forms of violence against women, with a majority focus on trafficking, Elaine’s book brings together lots of strands that have remained (for the most part) disconnected from each other.
As the Paris Climate Change Conference meets, Graham Kings explores climate justice by relating three of the marks of mission to the insights of African Anglican theologians.
An extract from Oliver O’Donovan’s latest book, “Finding and Seeking: Ethics as Theology, Volume 2”.