In the November edition of Reform, Stephen Tomkins speaks to Anthony Reddie, recently appointed Oxford University’s first ever Professor of Black Theology.
They talk whiteness, the Church’s role in empire-building, and the decision to roll out anti-racist training across the United Reformed Church – a process that Anthony will lead.
In the face of the Israel-Hamas war, Stephen also makes space for reflection, and there’s a full report on the initial response of faith communities to the situation.
Viv Henderson learns from Jesus’ role as a healer, and Barbara Bennett wonders about the difference between worship and performance.
There’s also a warning about “pressing record” from preacher and comedian Paul Kerensa, and four writers make their case for a book of the Bible we should spend more time with.