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Reform Magazine | June 14, 2024

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September 2022 Archives - Reform Magazine

We are what we sing

20/09/2022 |

In her new book, Fifty Hymns for Fifty Years, Anne Sardeson explores the story of the URC, one hymn at a time. She talks to Laurence Wareing about her life-long love of singing, writing hymns for the moment, and the … Read More

A good question: How do I hear God’s call?

20/09/2022 |

One question, four answers

Sue Mccoan‘It comes through his friend’

In John’s Gospel, Nathanael is sitting under a fig tree when his friend Philip turns up and starts babbling on about finding the one promised by the Law and the … Read More

What is the Russian Church thinking?

20/09/2022 |

Why does the Russian Orthodox Church seem so uncritically behind Putin’s invasion of Ukraine? Meic Pearse explains

The willingness of the Russian Orthodox Church to back Putin’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine is rightly shocking to most Westerners. Kirill, Patriarch … Read More

Accountable to sky and soil

20/09/2022 |

David Coleman explores our response in time of crisis

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these … Read More

Refugee Tales

20/09/2022 |

Tom Hackett walks with asylum seekers

As I approached the quiet village of Merstham in Surrey, normally disturbed only by the sound of the M25, I expected to hear more of a crowd. I was there for the start of … Read More

The churches that make us: From Reading to New Guinea

20/09/2022 |

One thread links churches from Berkshire to the Pacific, discovers Stephen Tomkins

This is a story of several churches. One of them would become Trinity URC, Reading. Christopher Fowler was a puritan minister in the town, ejected from the Church … Read More