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Reform Magazine | April 15, 2021

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Chapter & verse: John 2:1-12

29/01/2021 |

John Bradbury considers what a wedding party tells us about God’s kingdom

It seems perverse to invite you to contemplate a vast wedding celebration just now. I’m writing this in the middle of a lockdown, when large gatherings of friends … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: Church busyness

29/01/2021 |

I’m relieved church doors have closed

I have something to confess. I feel a relief that my church has taken the decision to not reopen after Christmas. I feel terribly guilty about this but, in all honesty, I am not … Read More

I am… an essential worker

29/01/2021 |

Norman Setchell on the value of being a meal delivery driver

In the years that followed my retirement from full-time ministry, like most clergy drawing their pension, I looked for something to occupy my time that would be of use … Read More

Here and now: David Turner

29/01/2021 |

David Turner seeks solace in the garden

‘New year, new me.’ What did 2020 teach us? How have we grown as people, as a community and as the Church? And what can we take from that year? We know that … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I must contradict Dylan Thomas’

29/01/2021 |

Sheila Maxey rediscovers the spirit of Advent

I am, by nature, a long-term planner: holidays, family gatherings, theatre trips. So, among all the other challenges of Covid-19, I have had to accept cancellation after cancellation. As Christmas approached, the stripping … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘We scatter God’s word, seeds of hope’

29/01/2021 |

Paul Kerensa on broadcasting, from the roaring 20s to the 2020s

My lockdown project last year wasn’t sourdough or jigsaws (try a sourdough jigsaw – the crumbs are very difficult to put back together again.) It was researching the origins … Read More