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Reform Magazine | June 27, 2019

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Niall Cooper: Lent: Going deeper

20/02/2013 |

So what are you giving up for Lent? Chocolate, alcohol, or something a little more substantial? For some, the challenge of what to give up is a daily reality, and not just for Lent. The choice is whether to eat … Read More

Chapter & verse: John 3:1-21

20/02/2013 |

In re-reading the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, “Dislocated exegesis” may be a useful method. This is the practice of reading scripture in unexpected places that may “unsettle” our reading of a familiar text. How about reading this … Read More

On the pigrim way: The pros and cons of forgetfulness

20/02/2013 |

Like many people my age (mid-70s) I am forgetting names and, increasingly, words. It is so frustrating – and sometimes frightening – not to be able to find a word I know perfectly well. However, some hours later, perhaps next … Read More

Sonia Christie – Eco-Gardener: Bidding Reform farewell

20/02/2013 |

Alex was looking for inspiration with his homework: he had to design a superhero and it was fascinating how the suggestions mirrored the family’s passions:

“Spaghetti-Man?” suggested my forever-ravenous Ollie. “He could zap out pasta strings to tie up the … Read More

Community-minded: How to transform a community

20/02/2013 |

Sometimes we find we have reached the same point as someone else, but from a different starting point and with very different motives. When that happens, we can journey along in fruitful partnership for a while, though always aware that … Read More

Single Mum: Stories I never told

20/02/2013 |

I have been writing Single Mum for more than two years now; in fact, from before I was ordained. I can hardly believe how the time has hurried by. Saville, my son, was 14 when I started – and now … Read More