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by Masako Hayashi
22 Nov 2023
Pierson, C. (2021). The Next Welfare State? UK Welfare After COVID-19. Policy Press. Where does the welfare state head? has been a crucial question in the UK since the crisis of the Welfare State […]
The Serendipity of Hope ed. Simon Lee and Ian Markham. Pickwick Publications. USA. English. 292 pages. ISBN 1666737062 “Serendipity of Hope offers a compelling vision of what our colleges and […]
by John Reader
25 Oct 2023
Open Access and De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany. 2023. Pp1-x111. Pp1-243. ISBN: 978-3-11-100005-3. As Muller says in her preface (vii), this is the text of her habilitation thesis of autumn 2021, […]
What we need instead are many ministries for the future. The future must be built piece by piece from the bottom up. Each of us could, in our own way, contribute a different ‘ministry for the future’.
We may hope instead is that the Christian Left can manoeuvre itself into an altogether more hopeful movement characterised by lucid clarity seen previously on the Christian Left.
by Will Moore
13 Sep 2022
Comprised of a breadth of voices, Victoria Turner’s Young, Woke and Christian offers prophetic words that promise to lead readers from experience and theological reflection to decisive action.
by Chris Baker
17 Aug 2022
Temple allowed his personal experience of prayer and spirituality to be the touchstone for his decision making, a spiritual journey that he was also able to articulate and share as part of his leadership, and which continues to inspire others to this day.
McConnell’s ‘The Least, the Last, and the Lost’ (2021) stresses above all the importance of the gospel, proclaimed in church, and in the street, in a clear evangelistic message calling for repentance and faith. He expects that some among the least, the last and the lost will respond in professions of faith, conversion and a journey of discipleship, as the church will provide personal mentoring and Biblical teaching.
by John Reader
21 Jun 2022
John Reader reflects on the philosophical questions and theological challenges of robots, embodiment, and human identity in Joshua K. Smith’s ‘Robot Theology: Old Questions Through New Media’
[Robinson-Brown] identifies the suffering of Black LGBTQ+ Christians with Christ’s suffering. But this identification cannot reflect what is truly radical and new in the cross. It is the darkness of death on the cross that judges all our systems, not simply the suffering that makes us more ‘righteous’.