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Reform Magazine | February 18, 2019

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Commitment-Phobe

Commitment-Phobe: Break from church

25/01/2019 |

A break from church raises tricky questions

Late last year, I had a work opportunity that took me away from home for two months. It was challenging for both my family and me, but also very rewarding. I relished the … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Women’s work

27/11/2018 |

Church helpers: where are the men?

A woman’s work is never done. Is that an old-fashioned concept? If so, why is so much work at church assumed to belong to the women? When I first started going to church, I … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Noisy answered prayer

30/10/2018 |

Trouble with my neighbour, part three

I don’t get on with my neighbour. My neighbour does not get on with me. Life goes on.

Most of the time it does not matter. When I am not too busy or too … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Bad neighbour, part two

01/10/2018 |

Trouble with my neighbour, part two

How do you pray for someone when what you really want to do is punch them in the face? This is the obstacle that my husband and I have had to face throughout this … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Who is my neighbour?

28/08/2018 |

Who is my neighbour?

Last year, we had an opportunity which seemed to be a gift from God. We heard through church of a landlord looking for Christians to rent his flat. The rent, though higher than ours, was extremely … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Worship rota worries

26/06/2018 |

The rota ruin: the worries of worship coordination

I had been complaining to God – as I had to you – about disorganisation, about not wanting worship leading to be a duty, and felt God say to me: ‘What would … Read More