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Reform Magazine | July 28, 2021

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Chapter & verse

Chapter & verse: Mark 6: 4-11

29/06/2021 |

Alex Clare-Young finds a new kind of family in Jesus

In a remarkably human pair of stories, Jesus is first made to feel unwelcome in his hometown, and then tells his disciples what to do if they, too, are made … Read More

Chapter & verse: Ruth 1:16-17

28/05/2021 |

Malini Colville reflects on Ruth and Naomi’s story of hospitality

Journeys to new places bring excitement, an opportunity to research and plan, and a sense of adventure – something we have all missed during the pandemic. As someone born in … Read More

Chapter & verse: Genesis 28:16

23/04/2021 |

Barnabas Shin reflects on Jacob’s transformative dream

One of the students from our congregation recently interviewed me for her course. It was about the impact of the pandemic for the ministries of the church, and the last question was: ‘Have … Read More

Chapter & verse: John 20:1-18

26/03/2021 |

Helen Garton reflects on one of the most beautiful stories in scripture

The resurrection story of Mary Magdalene bumping into Jesus in the garden, where he had been buried, is one of the most beautiful stories in our scriptures. It … Read More

Chapter & verse: Matthew 11:29

01/03/2021 |

John Swinton commends doing small things with great love

Mother Theresa once observed: ‘In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.’ Doing small things with great love is to allow our … Read More

Chapter & verse: John 2:1-12

29/01/2021 |

John Bradbury considers what a wedding party tells us about God’s kingdom

It seems perverse to invite you to contemplate a vast wedding celebration just now. I’m writing this in the middle of a lockdown, when large gatherings of friends … Read More