Green Gospel: Christian Responses to the Challenge of the Climate Crisis

JRI is pleased to announce the publication of Briefing Paper 44, ‘Green Gospel: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Climate Crisis’ by Nicola Bull MA MSc, MPhil, Mlitt, and Trustee of ‘Operation Noah’. The abstract for the paper reads: “There is widespread acceptance that the world is facing a climate …

A Study on the Environmental Crisis and Covid 19

The John Ray Initiative is pleased to announce the publication of Briefing Paper number 43, “A Study on the Environmental Crisis and COVID-19” by Revd. Dr. Sam Mortimer. This paper reflects on the theology and praxis around sustainability and climate change, considering the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores the scriptures and …

Briefing Paper 42 – mission planning in post-Covid urban communities

JRI is pleased to announce the publication of JRI Briefing Paper number 42, Integrating creation care into mission planning in a post-covid urban setting by Shelly Dennison. This paper explores the positive and negative issues that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed in urban and suburban communities, and the opportunities which …

Tensions or Contradictions for Ecotheology? (Part 2): by Rev Keith Innes

Mysticism and Word According to Chambers’ 21st Century Dictionary (1999) the primary meaning of mysticism is ‘the practice of gaining direct communication with God through prayer and meditation’. Probably few Christians today would deny that such communication happens. Mysticism in some other faith systems includes different ideas such as the …

Hypermodernity, mobility and Jesus by Thomas Calvert & Edward Wigley

Modern societies for many in the West are characterised by the continual flows of people, objects, images, information and ideas. Hypermodernity or supermodernity presents a view of this world as alienating and marginalising, as increasingly the local is displaced by the global. For many, this is heightened in spaces of …