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Reform Magazine | August 25, 2019

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February 2014

Introducing… Calvin

27/01/2014 |

In a new occasional feature, a contemporary writer introduces a classic thinker. First: Tony Lane on John Calvin

John Calvin was a second-generation reformer. He was born in 1509 at Noyon, in northern France, and in the early 1530s was … Read More

A refreshing stream

27/01/2014 |

On the 40th anniversary of the United Reformed Church’s renewal group, Brian Harley reflects on the contribution of evangelical

When I was a boy in the 1960s, the charismatic renewal was bringing fresh life to many parts of the UK … Read More

Shaking Hands

27/01/2014 |

A poem by Pádraig Ó Tuama

27ú lá Meitheamh, 2012

Because what’s the alternative? Because of courage. Because of loved ones lost. Because no more. Because it’s a small thing; shaking hands; it happens every day. Because I heard of one man … Read More

Chapter & verse: Matthew 6:25-34

27/01/2014 |

This is a challenging but also comforting passage. Challenging, because, as Susan Durber showed us in her July/August column, we aren’t good at money-related stuff. Comforting, because Jesus says God knows our needs, and if we do God’s work, these … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Love, joy and running

27/01/2014 |

Having decided to move on from atheism, Commitment-Phobe
 is touring churches of all denominations to see if she can find God

Since my last venture into Christianity at the local Catholic church, I have been asking a lot of questions. … Read More

On the pilgrim way: Sprits high

27/01/2014 |

I have been surprised by how some kinds of good news can lift my spirits sky-high. I don’t mean the sigh of relief when a medical investigation reports nothing untoward, or when a friend’s son, undertaking a dangerous long-distance cycle … Read More