Monday, August 17, 2015

Spiritual and Sacred Links for Monday 17th August 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague:

#1 Bishop Rennis Ponniah on why Christians should get involved with national life; #2 Anthony Billington on whether we should be ambitious; #3 Moore College on rediscovering our reformed roots in grace, faith, scripture, Christ etc; #7 Terry Waite preaches marking VJ day at Lichfield Cathedral; #8 Choral evensong from Cheltenham College Chapel; #11 please pray for the Sudanese pastors partly freed, but not to travel; #13 Aiding persecutors and it is becoming apparent that survivors of Ebola are not at the end of their troubles; #16 but some are taking things into their own hands.

Prayers for you for the coming week.

1. Our national life matters to God - Bishop Rennis Ponniah - St Andrew's Singapore Audio [Isaiah 6:1-8]

2. Ambition and the Kingdom of God - Anthony Billington - LICC Video

3. Recovering the Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture, Christ and the Glory of God Alone - Professor Kevin Vanhoozer - 38th Annual Moore College Lecture series Audio
and video

4. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

5. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

6. The bells of Westminster Abbey - BBC Radio 4

7. Sunday Worship from Lichfield Cathedral marking the 70th anniversary of VJ day, the preacher is Terry Waite - BBC Radio 4

8. Choral Evensong from Cheltenham College Chapel  with the Eton Choral Course choir  - BBC Radio 3

9. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

10. Archived Choral services over the Summer 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 Rev Yat Michael and Rev Peter Reith still being prevented from travelling; for the persecuted church in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Indonesia; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

11. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Sudan: Appeal against Sudanese pastors travel ban fails - CSW
Three Christian women fined for indecent dress - CSW
Egypt: Egypt court reconsiders Christian's blasphemy conviction - WWM
Indonesia: Indonesia: Religious riot in Papua prompts church attacks elsewhere - WWM
South Carolina: Upcoming hearing
Prayers from Lent and Beyond


12. Sunday Programme with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

Food for thought
13. UK's £2.7bn in aid to countries where Christians are persecuted - John Bingham
Sierra Leone Ebola village quarantine lifted - BBC
Ebola survivors clinic opens in Monrovia - WHO
Lamentations: A Bottle for the Tears of the World - Christianity Today
Joy in suffering? Seriously? Yes, seriously - St Helen's
Trustworthiness of Clergy and Other News - BRIN
Summer Sun: A little taste of heaven - St Helen's

14. Ave maris stella - James MacMillan - Truro Cathedral Choir

15. Simplicity - Rend Collective

16. Erison and the Ebola Soccer Survivors - NYT vimeo

1 comment:

Father Ron Smith said...

Thanks for providing us with these musical links. My pick of the week:
Truro Cathedral Choir's CD 'Truro 125'; Ave maris stella by James MacMillan.
(Sorry, I couldn't make head nor tail of the Kendall Harmon link to 'Prayers for South Carolina')