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Reform Magazine | March 30, 2017

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Niall Cooper: What’s in a name?

March 27, 2017 |

On problems with labels, stereotypes and location prejudice

‘Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough! /It isn’t fit for humans now, /There isn’t grass to graze a cow.’

It’s easy now to smile at the opening words of Betjeman’s famous poem, ‘Slough’, written … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Discovering churches

March 27, 2017 |

New kinds of church – with knitting

I could write about a lot of things this month. I could write about vulnerability. I could write about feeling deeply, deeply saved by Christ and at the same time feeling like this … Read More

Chapter & Verse: Matthew 28: 1-10

March 27, 2017 |

David Downing reflects on the many faces of resurrection

The Gospel resurrection stories give us great drama – especially in this account from Matthew. An earthquake, an angel, a missing body and a meeting with Jesus. Hardly a normal start … Read More

A letter from… Jos, Nigeria

March 27, 2017 |

Bishop Benjamin Kwashi reports from Jos, Nigeria

Christians in the north of Nigeria have long faced attacks from Boko Haram, but now they are being attacked by Fulani, nomadic cattle herders, armed to the teeth. They slaughter Christians in their … Read More

On the pilgrim way: Comforting a dying friend

March 21, 2017 |

He joked about it – my husband, Kees, and my old friend and colleague, John, both going into hospital on St Valentine’s Day; and not only that, but at the same ungodly time of 7am, in the same hospital and … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: The devil’s bagpipes

March 21, 2017 |

Simon Jenkins ponders the wonders and weirdness of the devil’s bagpipes

Do you ever wonder what it must have been like back in baroque times to be at the church where JS Bach was the organist? Me neither. But come … Read More