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Reform Magazine | July 17, 2018

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Commitment-Phobe: Worship rota worries

26/06/2018 |

The rota ruin: the worries of worship coordination

I had been complaining to God – as I had to you – about disorganisation, about not wanting worship leading to be a duty, and felt God say to me: ‘What would … Read More

A letter from… an Irish minister in exile

26/06/2018 |

John McNeil Scott reflects on how Ireland has both grown and regressed

Margaret Atwood famously described the Canada/US border as the world’s longest one-way mirror. Similarly, the view from west to east across the Irish Sea is always clear, while … Read More

I am… agoraphobic

26/06/2018 |

Laura Bartley on being agoraphobic

I began suffering with severe agoraphobia in 2015 after the breakup of a long-term relationship. I started having panic attacks every day, sometimes several in a day. They were so horrible that I became terrified … Read More

Chapter & Verse: Luke 4: 18-19

26/06/2018 |

Samuel Silungwe on sharing the Good News

The Good News has to be preached. From Luke to Acts we see Jesus and the Church bringing Good News, proclaiming freedom, restoring sight and freeing the oppressed. Jesus’ commission is also the … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Can the God of the Bible take a joke?

26/06/2018 |

A fond farewell from Simon Jenkins

All jumble sales must come to an end, even (or especially) apocalyptic ones. It’s time for all the tat no one wanted to take home to be tossed into a black bin bag and … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘What gives me hope? It’s a difficult question’

26/06/2018 |

Sheila Maxey considers what gives her hope

I have always found change exciting, even liberating. The beginning of a new school year, going to a new place on holiday, changing jobs, even moving furniture around during a spring cleaning surge. … Read More