21 April 2015
Radical Christian magazine goes digital
The highly regarded and radically challenging Christian magazine Reform – has become one of the first Christian magazines in the UK to launch a digital edition. From April, the digital version of Reform is delivered to readers’ tablets, smartphones and computers, via a custom-built app.
The digital edition comes with extra content that paper can’t deliver, including video, image galleries and sound. It also gives readers free access to an archive of back issues. At just £18 a year, it’s 40% cheaper than buying the paper magazine. And, existing print subscribers can add digital to their subscription for just 60p an issue – a reduction of no less than 80% from the cover price.
Reform’s editor, Stephen Tomkins, said: “The digital magazine looks great. It’s easy to get around, and there’s just so much you can do with it that you can’t do with paper: You can magnify and zoom in; you can search for words; you can click on any weblink and go straight to that webpage.”
Mr Tomkins added: “We’re delighted to launch the new Reform app – it’s been a long time in the planning and we’re thrilled with it.”
Reform is published 10 times a year by the United Reformed Church but has readers from all Christian denominations, as well as readers from other faiths and from no faith tradition. It covers a range of topics including theology, ethics, personal spirituality and Christian perspectives on social and current affairs from a range of viewpoints.
The magazine has been described as “a prophetic voice” by theologian, author and documentary maker, Dr Robert Beckford, and as “one of the most intelligent, relevant and helpful Christian publications around,” by Christina Rees, well known writer, broadcaster, public speaker and member of the Church of England
1. Find out more about Reform here, and to subscribe to the digital edition click here.