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Reform Magazine | October 16, 2018

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October 2018

A good question: Can slavery end?

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One question, five answers

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Bricks and mortar

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Do churches’ buildings enable mission or limit it? Thoughts from the church buildings forum

Two mystery worshippers chat over coffee. One says: ‘The sign outside my church said: “Christ is the light of the world”, but it was the dingiest place … Read More

Chapter & verse: Matthew 10:26-31

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John McNeil Scott on the challenge of speaking secrets

Jesus knew the power of secrets. He knew that what is not said can be as powerful as what is uttered. He knew that not speaking could bring necessary and temporary … Read More

A letter from… Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

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A complaint from the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

In 1969, the Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff released the song ‘Many Rivers to Cross’. Sung in a plaintive voice, the song explores loss and being lost on a … Read More

I am… transgender

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Alex Clare-Young confronts medical injustice as a trans person

People think that it is easy, popular even, to be trans today. That hasn’t been my experience and isn’t the experience of many trans people I know.

Just weeks ago, I … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: Praying godparents

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You get all sorts in churches. They’ll let anyone in – thank God. And we do thank God, for that freedom, though we do that thanking in a variety of ways – sitting, kneeling, standing arms raised. You never know … Read More