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Reform Magazine | March 29, 2020

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Do stay for tea and coffee

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

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘Books are a bit like sausages – don’t worry about how they’re made’

01/11/2019 |

Paul Kerensa has too many publishers

I recently brought my standup show to the Christian Resources Together conference of godly publishers and booksellers. It went fine, you’ll be pleased to know – but was also joyously awkward, you’ll also be … Read More

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