Monday, July 6, 2015

Spiritual and Sacred Links - Monday 6th July 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague:

Here are some things I hope you will find encouraging and thought provoking:

#1 Vaughan Roberts on what Jesus left behind; #2 Kendall Harmon on current challenges for Christians and society; #3 William Taylor considers the Gospel at work; #4 Interesting discussion with Tom Wright and Peter Thiel on future ethical challenges including 'trans-humanism' - which has generated some discussion at #14. #13 some commentary and resources on current marriage moves; #14 Call to prayer from the Church of England Evangelical Council; and with #16 Christians in Singapore spent Sunday in prayer; #17 the bigger picture.

Prayers for you too for the coming week

1. "Peace I leave with you" - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbes Audio [John14:25-3]

2. What does it Mean to Live Faithfully to Christ in our Time? - Dr Kendall Harmon - Christ St Pauls Audio

3. Strengthened for Work - William Taylor - St Helen's Media [Romans 1:1-17]

4. Imagining the Future, Innovation, and God - Bishop Tom Wright and Peter Thiel - Veritas Forum Video

5. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

6. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

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

8. The bells of All Saints, East Meon in Hampshire - BBC Radio 4

9. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

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

Please pray for those grieving from recent attacks, particularly in Tunisia; for the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church; for Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt and Sudan; for those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal; for peace in Burundi, Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

11. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayers for the Church of England from Lent and Beyond
Tunisia: Prayers of Remembrance - CofE
Sudan: S Sudan pastors will face trial, judge rules
Egypt: Egyptian solider, the only Christian in his unit, found dead - WWM
Greece: Greek Orthodox Church urges Yes vote - CP
South Carolina:Prayers from Lent and Beyond

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

Marriage Responses and Commentary
13. Statement in response to the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church resolution regarding same sex marriage - GS Standing Committee [Updated]
Is TEC's new doctrine of marriage heretical? - Peter Carrell
Just Married - Steve Waldman
John Roberts’s full-throated gay marriage dissent: Constitution ‘had nothing to do with it’ - Amber Phillips - Washington Post
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Warns UK Against ‘Crazy’ Judicial Activism - Breitbart
50 Resources for Equipping the Church on Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage - Joe Carter
Some Advice on Same-Sex Marriage for US Church Leaders From a Canadian - Carey Nieuwhof
Advice from Chesterton: Don’t Take Down the Fence until You Know Why It’s There - Amy Hall

Food for thought
14. The time to think about transhumanism is now - Phil Whittall
CEEC: Petertide Call to Prayer
51,000 Christians gather at Sports Hub to mark SG50 - Straits Times

15. What is the meaning of the word 'gospel'? - William Taylor

16. Revival through our eyes - Waves of Revival by Andrew Yeo

17. ISS Symphony - Timon Vimeo

God bless you

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