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Reform Magazine | April 15, 2021

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April 2021

The lure of conspiracy

26/03/2021 |

Noel Irwin wonders why Christians are taken in by the QAnon conspiracy theory

I remember, 15 years ago or so, a member of my midweek congregation asking for a private chat, then outlining to me how he had found inspiration … Read More

I am… a healthcare chaplain

26/03/2021 |

Catherine Lewis-Smith on hospital chaplaincy during the pandemic

I vividly remember the first weeks of the pandemic response in my hospital. Returning from a week of leave, I found myself the only chaplain on duty. Several of my colleagues had … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Do I want to come out of the cocoon?’

26/03/2021 |

Sheila Maxey contemplates leaving the cocoon

Everyone is saying that there is light at the end of the tunnel and, as I am someone who tends to jump the gun, my husband is going to have to restrain me. I … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: Three friends, the landlord, and the pub dog

26/03/2021 |

Paul Kerensa remembers his favourite pub visit

I’d like to tell you about my favourite ever trip to a pub. I’ve not chosen packed-pub chaos or even my legendary Britney Spears karaoke warble. Instead, the one I think of most … Read More

Editorial: Sceptics can be true followers

26/03/2021 |

There’s an odd little story at the beginning of John’s Gospel, where a fellow called Nathanael hears about Jesus of Nazereth and makes a rude comment about the town. When they meet, Jesus drily commends Nathanael’s honesty.

‘What?’ says Nathanael. … Read More

Reviews – April 2021

26/03/2021 |

Spiritual wickedness

The DissidentDirected by Bryan FogelCertificate 12 (Amazon advisory), 119 minutesReleased on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland from 1 April 2021

On 2 October 2018, the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in … Read More