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The Politics of Exalting the Humble—Matthew 23:1-12 (Richard Beck)

Jesus’ description of the scribes and the Pharisees in Matthew 23 provides us with an illustration of the corrupting effects of hierarchical power structures. Given the pervasive and entrenched character of such structures, escaping their perverse dynamics is easier said than done. Nevertheless, we are not left without means of resistance, perhaps the first of which are actions and words through which we make the unseen visible.

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Nelson Mandela's prison cell, Robben Island, South Africa

The Politics of Emboldening Witness—Philippians 1:1-18a (John Allen)

Within many criminal justice systems, deterrence is a significant element of the rationale of imprisonment. However, Paul’s letter to the Philippians reveals the emboldening power of imprisonment for faithful witness. The example set by courageous leaders who will risk imprisonment for the sake of truth and justice continues to have great power, even within our contemporary situation.

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Organising God’s Work and Managing Growth: Book Preview and Reflections on the Church of England

[Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and Professor of Theological Education at King’s College, London, reflects on organisation and management in the Church of England. His new book, Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion, is now available from Ashgate.] Nothing ages faster than yesterday’s dreams of tomorrow.  So when it comes to […]

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Call for Presentations: Can Postmodern Theology Live in the Churches?

In 2010, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, hosted what many of its participants imagined to be the first conference bringing together theologians, philosophers and church practitioners to explore radical theology, postmodern philosophy, and church practice. Many ’emerging’ and ‘progressive’ Christian events often try to engage with contemporary academic theory but often […]

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