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Reform Magazine | May 23, 2017

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Jumble Sales of the apocalypse

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Denominational interbreeding

May 2, 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

March 21, 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

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Jesus, Mary and motors

February 27, 2017 |

Simon Jenkins reflects on our love affair with Jesus, Mary and motors

I found a ‘Jesus space’ the other day while I was circling the soulless car park of my local B&Q. This is something to celebrate, because a Jesus … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Rolling out the red carpet for ET

January 30, 2017 |

There was wonderful news a few months ago when exoplanets were discovered circling a nearby star in the constellation of Aquarius. One of the planets orbiting Trappist-1, an ultracool dwarf star, might be suitable for life, and, as it’s only … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Christingle

November 30, 2016 |

Simon Jenkins ponders Christingle

A few days before Christmas, a woman posted on Mumsnet.com in a state of utter bafflement: ‘A satsuma, a candle, two raisins, a sweet, four cocktail sticks and a peanut … what?’ Her daughter had just … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Blessed Beer

November 1, 2016 |

Simon Jenkins enjoys blessed beer

A priest walks into a bar and asks the barman to give him a Hail Mary. ‘Don’t you mean a Bloody Mary?’ replies the barman. ‘And two Our Fathers for insulting the Blessed Virgin,’ says … Read More