13th September 2014 - One Day Conference "Mission and Minds: Cultural Challenge" - London

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This world is God’s world, and mission is joining God in his caring for, sustaining and transforming His world, with the goal of re-establishing harmony between God and his creation, including humankind. It is a privilege and joy to be part of God's mission in the university setting. We are focusing on crossing the boundary between academia and the church - this is a really important issue.
Purpose: To explore how to see academic work as part of God crossing cultures on His mission and delighting in using academics like us in this work

The Bible and British government

"The Bible is profoundly ambivalent about government," writes Julian Rivers, Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Bristol.

Jesus himself taught that government is both legitimate and limited.

The Bible challenges each government and its citizens on four key principles - equality, legality, diffusion and accountability. These political values can still be seen in the British political system.

The chapter on this by Professor Rivers in 'God and Politics' (edited by Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplin, SPCK, 2009) appears in an edited version in Transmission, the termly magazine of the Bible Society, Click here to read the article "Government in the Bible" (pdf format).