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William Temple scholar Val Barron reflects on just how radical Christian social enterprise can be. One thing I had never expected when I began my research journey was that it would be so exciting. The excitement came when something I had not expected began to emerge from the data. I guess archaeologists feel something similar […]


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Surviving Trauma at the Foot of the Cross

by Karen O'Donnell

2 Apr 2021

This week’s blog, by Karen O’Donnell, is adapted from her chapter ‘Surviving Trauma at the Foot of the Cross’ in the recently published book ‘When Did We See You Naked? Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse’, edited by Jayme Reaves, David Tombs and Rocío Figueroa. Content warning: sexual abuse. This blog post comes from […]


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Matthew Barber-Rowell reflects on Hilary Cottam’s recent call for a revolution in social policy akin to the post-war welfare state, and proposes that faith-based organisations have an important role to play. ‘[A] fundamental rethink … a new Beveridge … [this is] a moment for revolution, not for patching and mending’. These were the words of […]


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