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Reform Magazine | March 19, 2019

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July/August 2017

A letter from… Sicily and Lampedusa

30/06/2017 |

Jake Convery reports from a church-run refugee project in Sicily and Lampedusa

As part of an ecumenical group organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CBTI), I’ve been visiting refugee projects run by the Mediterranean Hope project on the … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: New Muslim friends

30/06/2017 |

Moving on from atheism, Commitment-Phobe toured churches and tried God. Now, as a new Christian, her journey continues

I attended a parenting course earlier this year, where half the women in the room were Muslim. The others a mix … Read More

Chapter & verse: Job 28

30/06/2017 |

John Proctor on mining for wisdom

At a village chapel service in the Pennines, the local minister mentioned mining. Old shafts lie in the hills, and, at one time, a good deal of valuable metal came out of that ground. … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Apocalyptic baddies

30/06/2017 |

Simon Jenkins wrestles with apocalyptic baddies

If purgatory gives its inmates time off for reunion get togethers, then one party would easily scoop the prize for the hereafter’s most eccentric celebrity guest list. Among the partygoers would be Putin and … Read More

Interview: Abundance of spirit

30/06/2017 |

Bobbie Houston, cofounder of the globally-recognised Hillsong Church, talks to Stephen Tomkins and Charissa King

Unusually for Reform, we met Bobbie Houston in the penthouse suite of Kensington’s five-star Royal Garden Hotel. The penthouse, we were quickly told, was provided … Read More

Ninety-five more theses – Part one

30/06/2017 |

On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther nailed to the Wittenberg Church door his 95 Theses – 95 one-sentence statements about what he believed was wrong in the practice and teaching of the Church in his day. To mark the 500th … Read More