It is vital that we recognise that this action and the justifications of it announced on Monday raise important moral and legal questions. If not critically assessed, they set potentially very serious precedents which we need to consider carefully
It is striking that in all his letters, Paul modifies the tradition greeting from ‘grace’ to ‘grace and peace.’
The most important affirmation in Scripture about Mammon is the claim that ‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it’ (Ps 24.1). Ultimately, no individual owns anything, but has it on trust from God.
I recently came across this joke about the nuclear deterrence debate: “it’s like a prehistoric bug trapped in amber: it had obviously been alive once, but it hadn’t moved in millions of years”. This characterisation was offered in 1987 (by Philip Bobbitt in Democracy and Deterrence). Nearly thirty years later, little appears to have changed. … Continue Reading
Are Christian supporters of same-sex marriage simply extending the traditional teaching about sex and marriage to same-sex couples and what would that look like? Or are they – as seems to be the case with most secular supporters – simply welcoming the rectifying of an injustice which now gives gay and lesbian couples the same options to choose from in relation to structuring their relationships as straight couples have had for some time?
Professor Andrew Bush reflects on the Charleston murders
In this summary of his longer paper, David Atkinson addresses four questions often raised about the Christian response to climate change.
The time has come for the coherent Christian message of peace to flow round the world.
THIS is a hugely important book. It is about the end of a habitable earth, and how to avert that.
Yet the value of having freedom to choose is not found in simply having the choices available. It is in having the freedom to make the right choices…It simply cannot be based only on the notion of the freedom and right to choose. It must be based on other values.