A paper based on Stephen Godsell’s transcript, delivered at the 33rd “Beer and Theology” session in November 2019. Introduction What is truth (as Pilate famously asked of Jesus when he appeared before him)? What do we mean when we say that something is true; and how do we test or measure a claim that something … Continue Reading
The Church of England has so far been unable to bring any authoritative collective voice to the national conversation about Brexit. Why is this and what should it be offering?
In his talk at the Fulcrum 15th Anniversary Symposium, Tom Wright explores modernism, postmodernism and the calling of the church to consider how “the full evangelical message of new creation” might “be lived, danced, sung, spoken transformatively into our muddled and dangerous world”
What are we to make of Pope Francis changing Roman Catholic teaching on capital punishment?
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