Monday, May 11, 2015

Sacred and Spiritual Links - Monday 11 May 2015

Supplied by a UK correspondent: After an interesting week, here are some things which may be of interest.  Prayers for you for the coming week:

1. Defending the Reconciling Gospel - Bishop Michael Baughen - The Sermon Video [2 Corinthians 2:1 - 6:18]

2. Do you have to lose your mind to become a Christian? - William Taylor - St Helen's Video [Acts 26:24-32]

3. Who should we vote for? - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbes Audio [Proverbs 8:12-31]

4. The Anglican Book of Common Prayer: What Relevance Does It Have to Today’s Contemporary Worship? John Yates II and John Yates III - Gospel Coalition Audio

5. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

6. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

7. The New Testament in a year with Rev Andrew Goddard

8. The bells of St Mary's Redcliffe in Bristol. - BBC Radio 4

9. Choral Evensong from Queen's College, Oxford

10. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

11. Choral services from the chapels of King's College Cambridge
and St John's College, Cambridge
and Trinity College, Cambridge

Please pray for the Church of England, Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq; for all refugeees and the persecuted church and in particular in Sudan, Cuba and China; for peace in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

12. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayers for the Church of England from Lent and Beyond
Record number internally displaced by conflict - report - BBC
Report from the Norwegian Refugee Council referred to [pdf]
Syria region: ‘We are going through a terrible moment’ - WWM
Sudan: South Sudanese clergymen brought before court - CSW
Cuba: Government crackdown on religious freedom in Cuba - CSW
China: Update on church cross removals - Christianity Today
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond

13. Sunday Programme - with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

Food for thought
14. Religious or Christian?- Bishop Julian Henderson - CEN
Making Disciples in the Everyday Stuff of Life - Jeff Vanderstelt
Why Sermons Often Bore - Gavin Ortland
Children's Discipleship - Erin Woodfin
Election 2015: How the Christian candidates fared - Lucy Borkett Jones - CT
Going back to love - Edward Hobbs - CEN
The most important decision you can ever make - David Baker

15. Church Planting in Croydon - St Helen's Bishopgate Vimeo

16. Laudate Dominum - Mozart - Somerville Choir

17. We Believe - LIFE Worship

18. A peal of bells to mark the birth of Princess Charlotte

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