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Reform Magazine | June 14, 2024

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Lawrence Moore Archives - Reform Magazine

Chapter and verse: John 1:15

24/04/2015 |

“Trinity affirms that Jesus is our window into the heart of God. But where’s the Easter story in that?”

Trinity Sunday 2015 takes place on 31 May; preachers who have not been able to avoid this particular Sunday will be … Read More

Chapter & verse: Exodus 2: 23-25; 3:7-10

25/10/2013 |

“You can run, but you can’t hide!” It wasn’t Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, who famously coined this phrase on the eve of his title fight with Billy Conn; it is the message that Yahweh, God of Israel, tells Moses … Read More

The Great Restoration: Part three – confession

02/09/2013 |

If God’s love is unconditional, what are confession and repentance for? Lawrence Moore concludes his series on sin and restoration

A question: What are confession and repentance for? They are not the preconditions to forgiveness, because God’s grace is unconditional. … Read More

Repair, reconcile, resurrect

14/07/2013 |

Forgiveness is inescapable, but reconciliation, sadly, is not. Lawrence Moore reflects on breaking and mending

Simon Wiesenthal, who became a Nazi hunter, was a prisoner in Lemberg concentration camp when he was called to the deathbed of a dying SS … Read More

World gone wrong

22/05/2013 |

In a new, three-part series, Lawrence Moore takes a fresh look at sin, forgiveness and confession. First: why sin’s not a personal business

It was 1989 – the year before Mandela was released from prison and the process of dismantling … Read More

Chapter and Verse: John 11:38-53

22/04/2013 |

The Temple authorities of Jesus’ time, found Jesus subversively, infuriatingly, terrifyingly difficult to cope with. So does the Christian Church. Institutions are inevitably concerned with their own survival, reputation and flourishing, while Jesus calls his would-be followers to “deny themselves, … Read More