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?
A short briefing paper and summary of a major recent study to assist Christians in thinking about issues surrounding the Balfour Declaration on its centenary.
As Article 50 is triggered, James Mercer explores the consequences for the poor and the task of the church in response.
It’s time to rethink preaching.
The EU is primarily a political and law-making community. So how might a Christian perspective on politics help? Two central questions are what political authority and law-making should be seeking, and who exercises such authority.
Making Your Mind Up As with much of the wider population, many Christians remain unclear as to how they will vote in the June referendum on EU membership. Some are strongly committed to leave or to remain but most are probably still making their mind up. Sadly much of the campaign is focussed simply … Continue Reading
A tribute to the Queen’s service, and what we can learn from it, as she turns 90.
Ian Paul highlights seven areas “that need a good answer before we go to war again”
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
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