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Reform Magazine | June 27, 2017

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Commitment-Phobe

Commitment-Phobe: Directing worship

May 26, 2017 |

Spiritual stage management

A few weeks back, I led my church service. I had been invited to do this by the curate. I am one of a group of people who are being groomed to serve in this way … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: We need to talk

May 1, 2017 |

When you can’t pretend anymore

I realised late last year that I was signing up for every task or cause at church, saying yes to everyone, and not really being clear on what I wanted to do any further than … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Discovering churches

March 27, 2017 |

New kinds of church – with knitting

I could write about a lot of things this month. I could write about vulnerability. I could write about feeling deeply, deeply saved by Christ and at the same time feeling like this … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Putting Church before community?

February 27, 2017 |

Does my church put itself before its community?

What do you do in times like these? Gather, I guess. But does gathering make you community? I gather with a large group of people every Sunday to praise God, to hear … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Our Fathers …

January 30, 2017 |

On fathers and forgiveness

‘Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.’ These words form part of the Lord’s Prayer, which is a fundamental of the Christian faith. Recently, my church leaders have made sure that … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Why can’t I say no

November 30, 2016 |

Adventures with children and sheet music

This Christmas, I am working on saying the word ‘no’ at church. When invited to do something by a church leader I just don’t seem to be able to say it! My brain tells … Read More