the connexion magazine
the connexion is a free magazine about the life and work of the Methodist Church, bringing together inspirational stories from Methodist people who are passionate about sharing God’s love to change lives.
We’ve been living in difficult circumstances for almost a year now, but in his Reflection, the Revd Dr George Bailey says we can each find our God-given place to shine.
The Revd Andrew Harper has found his: the innovative ‘TheologyX’, which is allowing people the world over to access theology texts.
In the UK, the Revd Catherine Hutton has used YouTube to reach people in lockdown, while Elaine Lindridge rejoices at neighbours opening their doors to worship as ‘church on the street’.
Three prison chaplains say it’s a joy to witness lives transformed by God’s light, and both the Revd Georgina Bondzi-Simpson and the staff at the Bristol New Room speak of Methodists’ pivotal role in the fight against racism and slavery. JPIT urges us all to ‘the light of full life’ in ending debt and climate crises and two young Christians discuss what ‘allyship’ means and how to end racial inequality.
Finally, is darkness all bad? The Revd Cathy Bird thinks it is both God-given and essential to life….
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Earlier issues (click link to download a PDF)
the connexion issue 20 - Autumn 2020 Hope for a better future
the connexion issue 19 - Summer 2020 Singing a new song
the connexion issue 18 - Spring 2020 Letting go
the connexion issue 17 - Winter 2020 Choices: choosing life
the connexion issue 16 - Autumn 2019 Going for growth
the connexion issue 15 - Summer 2019 So what's the story?
the connexion issue 14 - Spring 2019 Making and growing disciples
the connexion issue 13 - Winter 2019 Journeying
the connexion issue 12 - Summer 2018 Vocation
the connexion issue 11 - Spring 2018 Sharing Testimonies
the connexion issue 10 - Winter 2018 Our Calling
the connexion issue 9 - Autumn 2017 Transformational leadership
the connexion issue 8 - Spring 2017 Transition
the connexion issue 7 - Winter 2017 Thinking big
the connexion issue 6 - Summer 2016 Authentic partnership
the connexion issue 5 - Spring 2016 Spirit-led enthusiasm
the connexion issue 4 - Winter 2016 A green light to mission
the connexion issue 3 - Autumn 2015 Arts in mission
the connexion issue 2 - Spring 2015 Chaplaincy
the connexion issue 1 - Winter 2015 Evangelism