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“What should we sing at the start?”

  Dave Eastman: “When people come together on a Sunday morning, they have been beaten up by the world. As much as we might encourage them to come spiritually prepared, they are not necessarily in a spiritual state when they arrive. It is primarily the job of the worship team to take these people by […]

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“What a drowning deer taught me about the heart of God”

It was about 6:30 AM this morning. My customary prayer walk was taking me through Cassiobury Park and into the conservation area close to where I live. My mind and my prayers were centred on Psalm 130. All was well. Approaching a bridge over the Grand Union Canal, I came across two dog-walking women in animated […]

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“Interview with podcaster Simon Dinning”

My first interview is with old friend Simon Dinning.  He hosts the podcast, “Prepared to answer”.  You can find him there, or on his blog, or YouTube channel. The reason I chose to interview him was because, although he has a busy life, he carves out a little bit of time to record podcasts helping […]

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“Jealous or Curious?”, Acts 5

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“How to plan spontaneity in corporate worship”

Today: the place for spontaneity as a worship leader New Testament Evidence for spontaneity in worship, 1 Corinthians 14:25-26 However, need for orderliness, 1 Corinthians 14:40 Erickson: “the spirit moves through spontaneity. The spirit also moves through form and structure. Obviously, for Paul both dimensions are vital to the dynamics of worship.” Erickson: “…a balance between structure and freedom […]

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“Why the prayer of relinquishment matters”

Is it possible to be surrendered to God’s will without feeling like a pawn?   I bring you a sixth look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home“. In the most recent chapter I’ve been reading, Richard talks about the significance of the prayer of relinquishment.     Richard quotes […]

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“How to talk meaningfully about the communion: Part 5”

How can we avoid dull repetition or creative confusion when talking about the Lord’s supper? This is the fifth in a series looking at different views of the atonement as a way of broadening and deepening our appreciation for the cross. Today we study Paul’s teaching on the Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11 to help us […]

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“Jealous or Curious” – Acts 5, Sermon, 17th June 2018

Are you jealous or curious? Guilty or curious? Is anything stopping you from living life with curiosity? What gets in the way of being curious about spiritual matters? We explore this topic with the help of an incident recorded in Acts chapter 5. You can find more videos on my YouTube channel. Please add your […]

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Guest Post: “Senior Wellness Through the Spouse-Loss Journey”

Hazel Bridges reached out to me and sent this article about dealing with the loss of a spouse. I thought her suggestions and observations might be helpful to my audience.  If you’ve been through this experience you will know what it is like. Even if you haven’t, you probably know somebody who has.  Reading this […]

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“How to help everyone participate in corporate worship”, part 3

We want full participation – what to do when we don’t get it? This is the third episode in a mini-series looking at some suggestions. This week: What’s wrong with ritual? Please leave a comment and pass the link on. God bless, Malcolm “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)