Wherever in the church biblical authority has been lost, Christ has been displaced, the gospel has been distorted, or faith has been perverted, it has always been for one reason: our interests have displaced God's and we are doing his work in our way. The loss of God's centrality in the life of today's church is common and lamentable. It is this loss that allows us to transform worship into entertainment, gospel preaching into marketing, believing into technique, being good into feeling good about ourselves, and faithfulness into being successful. As a result, God, Christ and the Bible have come to mean too little to us and rest too inconsequentially upon us.
Dr Fozia Bora (2011-12) published three articles from her doctoral thesis. She lectured at Cambridge University’s Divinity School, on ‘ Madrasa s in the Medieval Near East: Religious Scholarship and Political Subversion’, addressed the CMC students on ‘A History of Arabic Historiography’, and delivered a lecture on ‘“Natural Selection”: Fatimid Voices in Mamluk Chronicles’ at a conference at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Dr Fozia was subsequently appointed a Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds.