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Reform Magazine | December 15, 2017

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Jumble Sales of the apocalypse

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Happy Festivus

24/11/2017 |

Simon Jenkins discovers the Festivus Pole

I must admit, I’m a sucker for Christmas traditions. The jingling of sleigh bells, the singing of carols, the obviously fake beards of the Santas, the Christmas pudding dense enough to trigger a black … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Halloween

31/10/2017 |

Don’t get spooked by Halloween, advises Simon Jenkins

Imagine there was a time of year when everyone stopped thinking about everyday things such as shopping, Bake Off, what to wear, and green vs blue top milk, and instead gave some … Read More

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