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Contents December 2020 / January 2021

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The gift of hope

PLUS

Carols Marcus Rashford Prison

ALED JONES Interview

ELECTION in the USA

Cover image Chris Andrews

STARS IN THE SKY A fostering story

‘Church music is my connection in the darkness’

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‘Marvel and mystery remain the essence of who we are’

FEATURES

8 News comment Donald Norwood considers Christians’ response to Trump

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Praise and blessings Singer and presenter Aled Jones talks to Stephen Tomkins

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A good question: Which Christmas carol says it all for you? One question, four answers

COLUMNS

18 Chapter & verse Peter Cruchley on why Isaiah reminds him of footballer Marcus Rashford

19 Commitment-Phobe Can lockdown Christmas have meaning?

20 Here & now Let’s find a new now, says Naomi Baldwin

26 Stars in the sky How a British social worker came to be known as the father of a million Chinese children

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God is dead. Long live God Belief in God is dying in the west, says Martin Camroux, but the mystery of God is inescapable

31 Reform’s charity Advent and Christmas calendar How to give this Advent and Christmas

21 I am... A story of mentoring after prison

25 On the pilgrim way Sheila Maxey finds hope before lockdown

42 Do stay for tea and coffee Paul Kerensa shares Covid-safe Christmas ideas

36 Community stories Rosie Buxton talks to Reform

REGULARS

4 Editorial 5 News 10 Letters 12 Art in focus Adorazione del Bambino (Adoration of the Christ Child) by Geritt van Honthorst 37 Classified adverts 38 Reform crossword 39 Film review 40 Book reviews 43 Christmas gift subscriptions

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‘I absolutely love singing this on Christmas Day’

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