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Reform Magazine | October 16, 2017

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Jumble Sales of the apocalypse

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Macho Christianity

22/09/2017 |

Simon Jenkins on macho Christianity

It was Bible study evening with the Plymouth Brethren, and all of us were sitting in a big circle on hard chairs, a King James Bible open on every lap. I was there with a … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Divine crustaceans

25/08/2017 |

Simon Jenkins on divine crustaceans

There was some good news a week or two ago when the face of Jesus was spotted on a crab trying to escape from a fishing pot. A US park ranger made the identification when … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Apocalyptic baddies

30/06/2017 |

Simon Jenkins wrestles with apocalyptic baddies

If purgatory gives its inmates time off for reunion get togethers, then one party would easily scoop the prize for the hereafter’s most eccentric celebrity guest list. Among the partygoers would be Putin and … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: The inhumanity of pews

26/05/2017 |

Simon Jenkins on the inhumanity of pews

One of the worst things in the world is having to stay awake when your brain has already decided it’s time to shut down. This mostly happens to me as I slump in … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Denominational interbreeding

02/05/2017 |

Simon Jenkins imagines denominational interbreeding

Choosing a dog these days is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Over the last few decades, the big breeds have come together and produced a vast litter of designer dogs, each … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: The devil’s bagpipes

21/03/2017 |

Simon Jenkins ponders the wonders and weirdness of the devil’s bagpipes

Do you ever wonder what it must have been like back in baroque times to be at the church where JS Bach was the organist? Me neither. But come … Read More