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Reform Magazine | February 25, 2017

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Chapter & Verse

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

Chapter & Verse: Matthew 10: 29-31

August 26, 2016 |

Susan Durber on the depths of God’s love

We saw a dead sparrow, there on the path as we walked along a track. It lay on its back, curled feet, beak skyward. ‘The Lord knows,’ said my companion.

We had … Read More

Chapter & Verse: Luke 7:34

July 6, 2016 |

Jack Dyce enjoys table fellowship

The 1987 film Babette’s Feast, based on a short novel by Karen Blixen, is a visual delight. Babette, a former chef at the renowned Café Anglais in Paris, having taken refuge with two sisters in … Read More