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“All Things Worship Great And Small”

Malcolm’s Major Moments, 28 September 2019 One in voice and joy I enjoy singing when we have house church. That’s probably what it was like for Jesus and his disciples – “When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” (Matthew 26:30 NIV11).  It doesn’t matter how big or small the group, […]

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The Sunday Sample, Episode 102: “Watch and Learn”

Something different this week. I spent Saturday and Sunday last weekend at our UK/Ireland annual conference in central London. I was privileged to participate in leading worship on Saturday evening, but on Sunday I was a humble congregant! I enjoyed being able to sing along with everyone else and not having any responsibility for a […]

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“Beatitudes series: Introduction and Retreat Update”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 107 I’m diving deep into Matthew 5-7.  It’s all in preparation for a teaching and preaching series for the Thames Valley churches of Christ, and a teaching day for the Watford Church of Christ based on the sermon on the mount. Today I want to bring you an overview of the Beatitudes […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 175: “Use Your Imagination”

Preaching and teaching without using your imagination robs your listeners of the power in God’s word. It looks to me as if Jesus used his imagination in his speaking. Considered the parables.  Stories with a powerful point informed by Jesus’ imaginative reflecting on old covenant themes illuminated by new covenant realities. This is on my […]

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“Tambourines, Dancing to Bob Dylan and Connectedness”, Malcolm’s Major Moments, 21 September 2019

The importance of not getting above ourselves Last Sunday I had a fun experience. Bill plays guitar with our church in Walford, but he also plays tambourine on occasions with a band called “The Zimmermen” – a Bob Dylan tribute band. They play now and again at a pub called “The Horns” in Watford. I […]

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The Sunday Sample, Episode 101: “New Harvest Songs”

Do you have a “Harvest” service in the autumn? If not, might you consider it? It’s not healthy to get too removed from the reality of God’s provision. It seems to me rather healthier to stop every now and again and consider the fact that we should not take for granted what we eat and […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 106. “Taking a personal spiritual retreat”

In today’s quiet time coaching episode I tell you the story of my first overnight personal spiritual retreat which I took in 2003. This might be my most vulnerable and personal podcast yet. Truthfully, I feel nervous about sending it out into the world. However, I have benefited so much from taking these kinds of […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 174: “What All Younger Speakers Need To Know”

Are you a relatively inexperienced speaker? Are you younger than many of the people to whom you speak? I have a class series coming up that might be useful for you.  In the month of October I shall be teaching a three-part series in the Thames Valley churches of Christ for relatively young and relatively […]

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Malcolm’s Major Moments, 14 September 2019

Digging deeper We encourage the wildlife in our garden. Bird and bat boxes are up on trees and poles. Plants have been selected for their benefits to butterflies and bees. Nuts and fat balls are displayed for our feathered friends to enjoy. What’s next?  What’s next is the need to dig deeper. All our current […]

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The Sunday Sample, Episode 100: “When to lose the leader”

We tried something different this Sunday in Thames Valley. A song with no leader!  How did that work? And why? Have a listen to the podcast for the details. How do you decide the right context for a ‘leaderless’ song? What works for you? Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we […]