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Malcolm’s Magic Moments: 31st August 2019

“Open Your Eyes – God is Amazing!” Podcast Version of the Newsletter The Feast Is Free This time last year I was regretting not having done some blackberry picking. The area in which we live is blessed with many blackberry bushes. In order to harvest this free food, all we need to do is walk […]

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The Sunday Sample, Episode 98: “Heaven is the Homeland of Music”

From “For the Audience of One” by Mike Pilavachi and Craig Borlase, this quote: “Heaven is revealed to earth as the homeland of music.” Christina Rossetti “Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the centre of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 103. “Father God as Rescuer”

Today we explore the topic of Father God as ‘rescuer’. What comes to your mind when you think of a rescuer? These podcasts are my attempts to think through how to have a deeper walk with God. To enjoy more satisfying and meaningful times of quiet with him. As I explore topics on these recordings I hope […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 171: “Why Hard Learning Makes For Better Lessons”

Desirable difficulty is an established aid to learning https://youtu.be/nlzvM1wf8mc https://learningspy.co.uk/featured/deliberately-difficult-focussing-on-learning-rather-than-progress-2/  Learning slower Making learning harder What do you professional educators think? True for our hearers, but also ourselves as we prepare to speak. Today we’ll focus on reading Paul knew his Old Testament And other writers….. “‘For in him we live and move and have […]

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The Sunday Sample, Episode 97: “Songs With Stories”

Some songs have the most amazing stories behind them. If we shared them with our congregations, might we find greater engagement with the meaning of the songs? Take the hymn, “What a friend we have in Jesus”, as an example. Written by Joseph Scriven in the 19th Century, it is a heartfelt cry of faith from a man […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 102. “Learning to Relax”

These podcasts are my attempts to think through how to have a deeper walk with God. To enjoy more satisfying and meaningful times of quiet with him. As I explore topics on these recordings I hope they help you, and that you can reflect back what you are learning so that we can all grow […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 170: “How to avoid the skills trap”

I was asked a very good question this week.  “How can I avoid depending on my skills as a speaker, instead of on God?” Any speaker worth their salt will be adding to their skills as training and experience take affect. Skills are not the problem as such, but the temptation to depend on them […]

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The Sunday Sample, Episode 96: “The right song in the ‘wrong’ place”

Have you ever selected a song for a time of worship that was the right song, but in the wrong place? By the way, it’s just a  short episode this week, because my daughter is getting married on Saturday! Let me report on something which happened at church today. I asked one of our worship […]

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“Wedding Fever”, “Malcolm’s Major Moments”

Week of 16th August 2019 The Joy and the Pain Flow Together Our daughter is getting married on Saturday! Hence a short newsletter and sent ahead of normal schedule. Just a couple of things to mention. First of which is to reflect briefly on the companionship of joy and grief. Lydia our daughter has been staying with […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 101. “Access All Areas”

These podcasts are my attempts to think through how to have a deeper walk with God. To enjoy more satisfying and meaningful times of quiet with him. As I explore topics on these recordings I hope they help you, and that you can reflect back what you are learning so that we can all grow […]