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Reform Magazine | June 29, 2017

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Chapter & verse

Chapter & verse: Matthew 4:12-23

May 26, 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

May 2, 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

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