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Reform Magazine | May 23, 2018

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June 2015

Christian Activist: Sage and solidarity

26/05/2015 |

“We heard of olive trees being cut down,
threats with guns, police inaction, demolitions”

Jabril, a quietly-spoken 50-year-old shepherd has received two “stop work orders”. These are official Israeli documents saying he must stop building his residences – basically two walled … Read More

Chapter & verse: Mark 4:35-41

26/05/2015 |

“Heaving water topples them into the terrifying dark. All is lost. Almost”

I paint. And I have a growing series of paintings of Bible stories seen from the air, inspired by the breathtaking photographs we so often see. Whole cities … Read More

A letter from… earthquake zone, Nepal

26/05/2015 |

The building around me began to sway as I sat at my desk working. At first it was gentle, but then it grew more violent. I ran to the bathroom and threw myself on the floor. Dust and plaster from … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: A small death

26/05/2015 |

“I came to God through a time when the tiny
 life of an unborn child was dying inside me”

Having decided to move on from atheism, Commitment-Phobe is trying God

I was in the park with a friend who was … Read More

Sing up, sing on!

26/05/2015 |

Hymns may be central to Christian worship, but they come with pitfalls. From finding the right
 tune to managing without an organist, John Mansfield considers the practicalities of praise

Even organists sit in the pew occasionally; the other day, there … Read More

On the pilgrim way: “Visitors are a privilege, a blessing – and a challenge”

26/05/2015 |

We have just had a spate of visitors from my German family. I love the prospect of visitors and enjoy getting the spare room ready with towels and flowers. However, I realise that, with age, I find the disruption of … Read More