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Reform Magazine | October 16, 2017

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Chapter & verse

Chapter & verse: Ephesians 1:16

22/09/2017 |

Jack Dyce gives thanks

The crime fiction author PD James observed that detective heroes – ‘like a secular priest, expert in the extraction of confession, whose final revelation of the truth confers a vicarious absolution on all but the guilty’ … Read More

Chapter & verse: Judges 19:20-29

25/08/2017 |

Eve Parker highlights violence against women

You’ll not often hear a sermon about Judges 19 – which includes a grotesque, violent rape and murder. But then church is not often used as a space to reflect on rape, human trafficking, … Read More

Chapter & verse: Job 28

30/06/2017 |

John Proctor on mining for wisdom

At a village chapel service in the Pennines, the local minister mentioned mining. Old shafts lie in the hills, and, at one time, a good deal of valuable metal came out of that ground. … Read More

Chapter & verse: Matthew 4:12-23

26/05/2017 |

Francis Brienen on the first people called to discipleship

The history of our faith is full of people who have chosen a costly path. From Martin Luther to Mother Teresa, from Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the city banker who becomes an … Read More

Chapter & verse: Revelation 21:22-22:5

02/05/2017 |

Erna Stevenson finds Christian Aid in Revelation

How fitting it is that Christian Aid Week should fall in the season of Easter! It is in the event of the resurrection that God’s emphatic ‘NO’ to suffering and death, to humiliation … Read More

Chapter & verse: Matthew 28: 1-10

27/03/2017 |

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