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Reform Magazine | April 15, 2021

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Editorial: What the hell?

22/05/2013 |

Where did hell go? I’ve been writing an article on the BBC website about the ways hell has been imagined, and it leaves me wondering about how doctrines die. How does it happen that new ideas become obvious, and then … Read More

Editorial: Speaking ill of the dead

24/04/2013 | 1

Margaret Thatcher – you didn’t hear it here first – died on 8 April. Two commentators reflect on her regime itself in this month’s Reform, but what caught my own attention was the disagreement between those who opposed her in … Read More

Editorial: Resurrection on Epsom Downs

27/03/2013 |

Every Easter when I was a child, we had a sunrise service on Epsom Downs. We heard readings about Mary in the garden and sang Up From The Grave He Arose as day broke.

I’d like to say it was … Read More

Editorial: Greetings from the new editor

02/02/2013 |

Hello. Here is the first issue of Reform with me as editor. I’d like to welcome you to it, but it’s probably you who should be welcoming me to your magazine. That’s not so easy to arrange, when I’m the … Read More

Editorial: “The lamps are many, but the light is one.”

24/01/2013 |

Lately I’ve been getting this (inadequate, obviously) mental image of what the “divine presence” means to me: It’s like the gas and air you may be offered through a pipe when giving birth.

In this vaporous compound is found the … Read More

Editorial: Christmas aspirations

20/11/2012 |

Inspired by this month’s Bible study, I have decided to dedicate some study time, in silence and on my own, to the prologue to John’s gospel. Specifically, I want to accept Lawrence Moore’s invitation to contemplate this profound, even mystical … Read More