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Reform Magazine | October 22, 2019

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Do stay for tea and coffee

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘It had woken up my phone, but not me’

27/09/2019 |

Paul Kerensa on silence and Siri

On a typically odd Sunday recently, I had two jobs: presenting and prayers. The latter was thanks to the church rota, while the former was thanks to the local radio station rota – or … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘Schools must step up religious education’

23/08/2019 |

Paul Kerensa questions the religious education get out clause

The email from my daughter’s school was titled ‘Rabbit visit’. Aww, I thought. She likes animals. I wonder if she’ll get to stroke its big floppy ears? But when the spelling … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘I’m going to explain the entire Bible…’

01/07/2019 |

The dangers of mistimed sermons

Ah, the mistimed sermon. We’ve all been there. Who hasn’t heard – or possibly even given – one or two of those?

I don’t mean the sermon with inappropriate timing – the wedding sermon citing … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘Blessed be the filmmakers’

28/05/2019 |

Paul Kerensa investigates church DVDs

When I’m visiting a church, I love a browse of the books. I don’t mean the Bibles (although I should browse those more often…) I mean the secondhand books that some churches have in the … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘God is woven through each creative story’

29/04/2019 |

Paul Kerensa on how to write stories

I’ve been running a sitcom-writing workshop for the BBC Writers Room, an initiative to find tomorrow’s scribes. After a fierce whittling process, 20 finalists enjoy a year of development and guest speakers. I … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: Keeeeeep dancing

01/04/2019 |

Paul Kerensa hears an argument for a surprising indicator of the end times

It’s all fun and games till someone mentions the end times… I was doing a standup show in a church across country, and was kindly put up … Read More