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“Malcolm’s Major Moments”: Week ending 28th June 2019

This last Wednesday was Penny’s birthday. We both had a day off and went out for a nice long stroll at the Dunstable Downs (plus cake!). We parked and began our walk near something called the “Tree Cathedral“.  Here is the description from the National trust website: “Whipsnade Tree Cathedral was the vision of Edmund […]

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The Sunday Sample: Episode 89. “Posture in Corporate Worship”, Part 7 – Prostration.

What is the usefulness and relevance of movement and posture in corporate worship? This is the Seventh in a series on this topic inspired by a chapter in “Participating in Worship” by Craig Douglas Erickson. Today we look at the issue of prostration.  We might have reached the most challenging of all postures! As uncomfortable as […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 94. “Sharing the Load”

We continue our series today based on the book, “Unloading the Overload: Stress management for Christians” by Chris Powell and Graham Barker. Today we explore the issue of sharing the load. What can we learn from Moses, Nehemiah and Elijah? How does delegation effect our relationship with God? To quote from the book:  “Somehow on […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 162: “Why You Need a Centralising Theme.”

Recently I heard two lessons which contained lots of good truth, but lacked clarity. My own sermons have often been guilty of the same flaw. Mark Kermode mentioned a film that had lots of good ideas. He admired those ideas but they didn’t form a coherent whole. Therefore the film lacked focus – it was confusing. […]

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The Sunday Sample: Episode 88. “Posture in Corporate Worship”, Part 6 – Bowing.

What is the usefulness and relevance of movement and posture in corporate worship? This is the Sixth in a series on this topic inspired by a chapter in “Participating in Worship” by Craig Douglas Erickson. Today we look at the issue of Bowing.  Yes, bowing. I know, and seems a bit strange. Why do we bow? […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 93. “Why Memory Lane Matters”

Attending two funerals in Kent gave me the opportunity to take a stroll down Ram Lane – a spot with special memories for me. But it served a larger purpose than simply a reminder of events linked with that lane. Walking down that lane helped me reflect on many of the ways God has been […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 161: “The Sermon as Participation”, Malcolm Cox

Public speaking is a two-way experience. Even though it is often one person doing all or most of the speaking, it is better to conceptualise the event as a conversation. The people to whom you are speaking are not meant to be passive. They are meant to be participating. Some greater clarity was brought to […]

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“Adoption by our Abba”, Father’s Day 2019

“Adoption by our Abba”, Father’s Day 2019 Introduction “Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behaviour from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love.” (Ephesians 5:1–2 MESSAGE) Can be challenging day Lost your father Difficult relationship with […]

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The Sunday Sample: Episode 87. “Posture in Corporate Worship”, Part 5 – Kneeling.

Video can be found here. What is the usefulness and relevance of movement and posture in corporate worship? This is the Fifth in a series on this topic inspired by a chapter in “Participating in Worship” by Craig Douglas Erickson. Today we look at the issue of kneeling.  What is the value of collective kneeling in […]

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New album by “The Mighty Trumpet Company” with Roger Packham and friends

Please consider supporting my friend, Roger Packham and his friends who make up the band, “The Mighty Trumpet Company”. Their new album is themed on the book of Joshua. The songs are tuneful, meaningful and performed with passion.  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for […]