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Reform Magazine | August 25, 2019

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June 2015

You have to read this

26/05/2015 |

There’s nothing like sitting in the summer sun, with a glass of the local brew and a good book. Well, I’m afraid there’s not much we can do about the weather, and you’re on your own as far as the … Read More

The eternal question: Why?

26/05/2015 |

When disaster strikes, we find ourselves battling with the impossible 
question: Why? Ian Gregory looks for an answer

Hidden among the flowers at the crematorium is a pathetic, screamed note that just asks the terrible question: “WHY?” What happened? Was … Read More

Christian Activist: Sage and solidarity

26/05/2015 |

“We heard of olive trees being cut down,
threats with guns, police inaction, demolitions”

Jabril, a quietly-spoken 50-year-old shepherd has received two “stop work orders”. These are official Israeli documents saying he must stop building his residences – basically two walled … Read More

Chapter & verse: Mark 4:35-41

26/05/2015 |

“Heaving water topples them into the terrifying dark. All is lost. Almost”

I paint. And I have a growing series of paintings of Bible stories seen from the air, inspired by the breathtaking photographs we so often see. Whole cities … Read More

Sing up, sing on!

26/05/2015 |

Hymns may be central to Christian worship, but they come with pitfalls. From finding the right
 tune to managing without an organist, John Mansfield considers the practicalities of praise

Even organists sit in the pew occasionally; the other day, there … Read More

On the pilgrim way: “Visitors are a privilege, a blessing – and a challenge”

26/05/2015 |

We have just had a spate of visitors from my German family. I love the prospect of visitors and enjoy getting the spare room ready with towels and flowers. However, I realise that, with age, I find the disruption of … Read More