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Reform Magazine | May 15, 2021

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Editorial: Embracing stillness

23/04/2021 |

In 2014, Timothy Wilson, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia, got hundreds of students and other volunteers to take part in what he called ‘thinking periods’, for a research project. He asked the participants to sit and think … Read More

Editorial: Sceptics can be true followers

26/03/2021 |

There’s an odd little story at the beginning of John’s Gospel, where a fellow called Nathanael hears about Jesus of Nazereth and makes a rude comment about the town. When they meet, Jesus drily commends Nathanael’s honesty.

‘What?’ says Nathanael. … Read More

Editorial: Every ending is a beginning

01/03/2021 |

I’m not claiming to make a particularly original contribution to the world of spiritual reflection or literary imagination here, but I just stepped out the front door, and saw that yellow crocus buds had emerged through the frozen snow, and … Read More

Editorial: Turning over a new leaf

29/01/2021 |

One of the most disconcerting experiences I’ve had for a while was watching interviews with protesters arriving in Washington on 6 January, Epiphany. These were not the rioters who broke into the Capitol, but peaceful demonstrators in support of President … Read More

Editorial: A sustained assault on democracy

01/12/2020 |

In the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, there were widely circulated rumours of a dossier of compromising material on him. Such rumours were neither here nor there, one would have thought. Considering what the US public already knew about … Read More

Editorial: Keep the stories coming

23/10/2020 |

I have been poring over old copies of Reform for a book I’m writing, and was struck by John Gregory’s editorial from the third issue, in January 1973. What has changed, and what hasn’t!

Good news first: it looks as … Read More