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  • “I am he who searches hearts and minds”
    by malcolmcox

    Tom McGuirk opened the Friday morning session at the “Alpha and Omega” leadership conference in Izmir. A few notes on his presentation follow…… The churches mentioned in Revelation 2 & 3 are inspiring in their faithfulness despite persecution and opposition. Yet they […]

  • “Dealing with distractions”
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    Quiet Time Coaching Episode 67 How do we stay spiritually focused when distractions are dominant? I bring you a slice of my own experience from a recent prayer walk through my neighbourhood. If Paul and Silas managed to stay connected to God whilst in prison (Acts 16:25), and Daniel found the […]

  • “When God is Silent”, a new book by Douglas Jacoby
    by malcolmcox

    The Problem of Human Suffering We inhabit the same world Jesus did—one of pain, joy, surprise, suffering, and wonder. At times life is good, joyous, and fair. At other times it’s dreary, unfair, and hard. We may pray with little sense that God is listening. In many ways, divine silence […]

  • A NEW CAROL, “BETHLEHEM: CITY OF JOY”
    by malcolmcox

    Each year I set myself a Christmas carol challenge. Two years ago I wrote a piece for a quartet of men to sing. Last year I wrote a song for myself to sing with piano accompaniment. This year I’ve decided to write a congregational carol. It’s called “Bethlehem: City of […]

  • “Where should the shock come?”
    by malcolmcox

    Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 133. My friend Stefan Wolmerans preached recently using a video illustration with a sizeable shock factor. It made me consider how we decide where to put our surprises in our lessons. At the start, later, at the end? Where would you put it? Croatia’s win […]

  • “A Gethsemane Devotional”
    by malcolmcox

    Quiet Time Coaching, episode 62. My wife and I were privileged to be in Israel for two weeks recently.  One of the highlights was a communion service in Gethsemane. Douglas Jacoby shared some thoughts before we took communion. I recorded the audio in the hope that it will give you special […]

  • Honesty leads to intimacy in our relationship with God [Quote]
    by malcolmcox

    “Without honesty, there is no authenticity, and our religion runs the risk of losing touch with reality. Without honesty, we cannot find the intimate connection with God we long for.” Douglas JacobyThrive! (IPI, 2014), 48 […]

  • “How to thrive spiritually”
    by malcolmcox

    Quiet time coaching: episode 61. On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. […]

  • God’s generous love [Quote]
    by malcolmcox

    “God creates ‘that which is not God’ out of generous love in order that he may then in the end fill it, flood it, drench it, with his love and his glory.” Tom WrightFinding God in the Psalms135 […]

  • Psalmist Songtrack [Quote]
    by malcolmcox

    “When we are spiritually thriving, God’s words are the music of our heart, the soundtrack of our life, wherever we go.” Jacoby “Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.” (Psa. 119:54 NIV11) Douglas JacobyThrive (IPI, 2014), 33 […]