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Reform Magazine | April 15, 2021

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Commitment-Phobe

Commitment-Phobe: Back to church

26/03/2021 |

I have mixed feelings about returning to church

By the time you read this, all being well, I will have attended my first service since March 2020. My church plans to begin in-person services from Palm Sunday, moving towards livestreaming … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Songs of yearning

30/11/2020 |

Can lockdown Christmas have meaning?

‘O come, O come, Emmanuel’ is one of my favourite Christmas songs. We hardly ever sing it at our church because it holds this deep and true sad yearning. It is my song for this … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: From the depths

23/10/2020 |

I’ve been suffering lockdown of the heart

Before Covid, I had been yearning for discipleship. I had been yearning to slow down, to do less at church and more in my heart with God. The desire of my heart was … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Compassion please

28/09/2020 |

Can churches encourage self-compassion?

As you read this, it’s October. Children throughout the country, including my own, will hopefully have spent a month at school without complications, quarantines, or lockdowns. Many people will be doing some version of their old … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Joining protests

26/06/2020 |

Why is my church not protesting?

America was protesting. The world was protesting. But halfway through the week after the death of George Floyd, I was asking: Where is my church in this? How do we respond when we cannot … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Locked in

29/05/2020 |

Navigating self discovery in lockdown

I am writing this in early May, after seven weeks of lockdown in the UK. But by the time you are reading this, lockdown may be over and social distancing will be easing. Or not. … Read More