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Reform Magazine | December 13, 2019

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Niall Cooper: Lent: Going deeper

20/02/2013 |

So what are you giving up for Lent? Chocolate, alcohol, or something a little more substantial? For some, the challenge of what to give up is a daily reality, and not just for Lent. The choice is whether to eat … Read More

Chapter & verse: John 3:1-21

20/02/2013 |

In re-reading the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, “Dislocated exegesis” may be a useful method. This is the practice of reading scripture in unexpected places that may “unsettle” our reading of a familiar text. How about reading this … Read More

A good question: What will the church look like in 40 years?

20/02/2013 |

Each month we ask one question, and get four answers. First: How will the UK church look in 2053?



This article was published in the March 2013 edition of  Reform.

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On doing and being

20/02/2013 |

Any of us can learn to enrich our lives by dispensing with shallow notions of success or failure in the pursuit of something greater, says Jennifer Kavanagh

Success and its frightening shadow, failure, are embedded in our culture. From birth … Read More

When chapels changed the world

20/02/2013 |

What is it about nonconformists of the past that drove them to strive for a just society? Lesley Husselbee investigates

Picture a wealthy, Victorian middle-class cotton mill owner driving home in his carriage down Oxford Road, Manchester to his suburban … Read More

Atheist Church: Reviewed

20/02/2013 |

The Sunday Assembly opened its doors in January, with hymns and collection, but no God. Simon Jenkins reports

I’ve often wondered what would happen if you took the religion out of a Sunday church service. What would be left? How … Read More