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Reform Magazine | May 30, 2020

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Do stay for tea and coffee

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘He clashes with their candles and calm’

29/05/2020 |

Paul Kerensa on how the Church can serve introverts and extroverts alike

Introverts, extroverts, converts: lend me your ears. This is the third and final column in a series of three, pondering how the Church can serve introverts and extroverts … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘Is this an introvert’s dream?’

24/04/2020 |

Paul Kerensa considers introverts in self isolation

In last month’s column I asked if the Church is just as open for business for introverts and extroverts alike. Yet, since the previous column, most church buildings are no longer open for … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘This is too big a problem for one column’

30/03/2020 |

Paul Kerensa takes a look at introverts and extroverts in church

Too many churches have –troverts in charge, which excludes –troverts like me.’ Can you fill in the gaps?

It’s a quiet schism within the Church. Or is it a … 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

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘What if this is the time it doesn’t work’

24/01/2020 |

Paul Kerensa sings the praises of the wired microphone

I try not to be too opinionated. I’m a tolerant, peacekeeping person. But now and then, that tolerance is tested. Especially as a performer. I normally keep my controversial opinion hidden, … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘How about a Christmassy change to your post-service beverage mingling?’

22/11/2019 |

Paul Kerensa on festive feasts

I wonder whether people loiter longer over their post-service beverages at this time of year. Surely, we crave the warmth. But instead of those biscuits, how about a Christmas change up? Mince pies might go … Read More