Monthly Archives: September 2018

  1. Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner version 3.0

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    26/09/2018 by Chris Green

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    I’ve updated my review of Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner, as it’s now in its third edition.  Summary: It’s even …
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  2. The three times of year to plan Christmas

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    26/09/2018 by Chris Green

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    For pastors, Christmas never really goes away.  It sits there in our diaries, all year round, making a slight dent.

  3. The dangers of being an experienced preacher

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    24/09/2018 by Chris Green

    One of the great gifts that teaching at seminary gave me, was that I was forced to say out loud, in a copyable manner, the route I take from text to sermon.  In fine detail. It forced me to become conscious of what I knew and did.

  4. No, you can’t see inside my bible

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    21/09/2018 by Chris Green

    If this bible hasn’t been opened, I haven’t exposed my heart to God for myself that day, however much I’ve opened the bible for and before others.

  5. When your meeting’s stuck in the mud, revving

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    19/09/2018 by Chris Green

    The committee was stuck in the mud, revving its wheels like a stranded Land Rover.

  6. Overblowing the last trumpet? Verdi’s Requiem terrifies – and why not?

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    04/09/2018 by Chris Green

    Why shouldn’t we be in dread of the Last Trumpet? Won’t we leap to our feet, heart in mouth, when we hear it? Shouldn’t we tremble in death’s presence, and thrill at its defeat? Shouldn’t we preachers use all our skill too, to help people see God’s awesome glory?

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God, Suffering and Joy

A conversation between me (with cancer) and Michael (with Multiple Sclerosis)

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