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Reform Magazine | March 23, 2018

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Chapter & verse

Chapter & verse: Mark 14 and 15

23/02/2018 |

John Proctor on Mark’s passion

Lent. Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Holy Week. Stations of the Cross. This is a strange and solemn season, telling of a topsy-turvy world and an upside-down kingdom. As the promise of spring starts to lighten … Read More

Chapter & verse: Micah 3:5-8

26/01/2018 |

Catherine Lewis-Smith on finance and false prophets

A man sat in my office at a little Christian charity, his cheque book open. He asked: ‘Can’t I pay the donation into another bank account?’ It was the spring of 2007 and … Read More

Chapter & verse: Matthew 2: 1-18

24/11/2017 |

Lawrence Moore on foster care and the Christmas story

Matthew presents Jesus as Emmanuel – ‘God with us’ (Matt 1:23). God came in Jesus to change the world. That is why the Gospel is good news. That God does not … Read More

Chapter & verse: Psalm 71

31/10/2017 |

Sheila Telfer appreciates the contribution of older people

At a recent church meeting, conversation turned to the social events we host for our over 80s, and it was noted that a number of invited guests had not attended. Someone remarked … Read More

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