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Reform Magazine | November 21, 2017

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June 2017

Niall Cooper: Voices from the margins

26/05/2017 |

Listens to voices from the margins

Voting is an important civic and Christian responsibility. But there’s a whole lot more to democracy than where we happen to put our little pencil cross on 8 June. What kind of stories do … 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

Pat Finlow: Party time

26/05/2017 |

As this short election season comes to a climax on 8 June, Pat Finlow of Christians in Politics has one more slogan for Christians to hear

Elections tend to attract slogans of one kind or another: pithy sayings that capture … Read More

If pulpits could talk

26/05/2017 |

From modern Communion tables to ancient pews, Stephen Tomkins hears the stories told by church furniture

For my art O level, one of the subjects for paintings was simply ‘A church’. I lovingly reproduced my own church in oils. ‘Err, yeah,’ … Read More

Reviews – June 2017

26/05/2017 |

Meet the Trinity

The Shack Directed by Stuart Hazeldine Certificate 12a, 132 minutes Released 9 June

Mack (Sam Worthington) takes his kids on a camping trip with friends. Tragedy threatens to strike when the canoe of his daughter Katie and … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘They talked about when they were young’

26/05/2017 |

Sheila Maxey hosts lunch for octogenarians

‘How’s your Alzheimer’s, Bob?’ I asked an 85-year-old relative as he arrived at our house for a family lunch for the ‘oldest generation’. It was a serious question. Five years ago, at a large … Read More