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Reform Magazine | March 29, 2020

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Here & now: Jo Parker

21/02/2020 |

Jo Parker gives a Quaker’s-eye view of the United Reformed Church Youth Assembly

This January, I was a Quaker representative at the United Reformed Church Youth Assembly in Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire. I and another Quaker were part of a range … Read More

I am… a street preacher

21/02/2020 |

A street preacher’s story by Maurice Omorojie

Increasing preoccupations with science, technology and humanism have resulted in a societal shift from belief in a supreme being to belief in serendipity and mischance. With this comes a backlash against Christianity. Christians … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Why fast?

21/02/2020 |

I need to understand the purpose of Lent to model it to my daughter

I have been feeling really challenged by Lent this year, and, in particular, fasting. What is it all about? And why do we do it as … Read More

Chapter and verse: Luke 15:11-32

21/02/2020 |

Stuart Dew on the value of proactive forgiveness

I asked ten people what the word ‘prodigal’ brought to mind. Nine said the story of the prodigal son. And most of them are not churchgoers.

‘Prodigal’ is a word not … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘He sings as he never has before’

21/02/2020 |

On a dark, damp, late January day, I briefly nipped into the garden to feed the birds. I noticed, to my surprise, that the garden was full of new growth – green spikes of daffodils poking through, gorgeous Lenten roses, … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘We’re not chasing bears, we’re chasing prayers’

21/02/2020 |

Paul Kerensa is on the hunt for prayers

Every now and then, in our church, I do the prayers. I mean, they ask me – I’m not nudging anyone out of the way. I’m on a rota. I write them … Read More