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Reform Magazine | February 25, 2017

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A letter from… Lebanon

January 30, 2017 |

Alia Abboud reports on the work of Christians in Lebanon

To see how our churches in Lebanon have responded to the arrival of a million refugees from Syria is an amazing thing. There is negative history between Syria and Lebanon … Read More

Chapter & verse: Genesis 1:1-2:3

January 30, 2017 |

Rosalind Selby examines the meaning of being made in God’s image

On 19 February, the entire first creation story is set in the lectionary (Genesis 1:1-2:3). It’s a very long reading, and perhaps some preachers will shy away from it … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Our Fathers …

January 30, 2017 |

On fathers and forgiveness

‘Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.’ These words form part of the Lord’s Prayer, which is a fundamental of the Christian faith. Recently, my church leaders have made sure that … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Helped by these “angels”, my sap rises again’

January 30, 2017 |

Sheila Maxey seeks hope amid fear

Another year lies ahead and I want to know what it holds, personally and politically. When I was younger, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what each new year was likely … Read More

Niall Cooper: Looking forward

January 30, 2017 |

Niall Cooper reflects on 20 years of tackling poverty

Dignity, truth and agency: these are the enduring themes which have cropped up time and time again throughout my 20 years as Director of Church Action on Poverty. As we enter … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Rolling out the red carpet for ET

January 30, 2017 |

There was wonderful news a few months ago when exoplanets were discovered circling a nearby star in the constellation of Aquarius. One of the planets orbiting Trappist-1, an ultracool dwarf star, might be suitable for life, and, as it’s only … Read More