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Reform Magazine | April 26, 2017

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Chapter & Verse

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

Chapter & verse: Mark 13:14-23

February 27, 2017 |

Catherine Lewis-Smith unpacks Jesus’ teaching on refugees

One of the privileges of my ministry is working with asylum seekers who are sent to live in our little town while the Home Office considers whether or not they have the right … 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

Chapter & verse: Matthew 3:15

November 30, 2016 |

Kevin Watson reflects on the first words of Jesus

Did Paul McCartney, penning ‘Let it be’, know that those words are the first recorded words of Jesus? Some Bibles have Jesus’ words in red print, and my Advent Bible study … Read More

Chapter & verse: Genesis 4:1-16

November 1, 2016 |

Francis Brienen takes a fresh look at the story of Cain and Abel

Well known stories run the risk of being routine. The Cain and Abel story is no exception. Centuries of interpretation, from the New Testament through to Calvin … Read More

Chapter & verse: Ezra 3

September 26, 2016 |

Neil Thorogood celebrates new beginnings

Things get going again in many churches after a bit of a break over the summer. Here at Westminster College, we’re fully focused on the new term and academic year. As the evenings begin to … Read More