Monday, November 3, 2014

Spiritual and sacred links - Monday 3rd November 2014

One link I supply myself is to a Timaru Herald article about a new vicar being inducted (a service led by me in Bishop Victoria's absence). Another is to an interesting reflection on a possible Anglican Congress by Mark Harris at Preludium. Notable also is this sermon which makes reference to the ministry of my bishop, +Victoria Matthews.

The following links have been supplied by a UK colleague:

I hope some of this will be of assistance and use.   #5 Vaughan Roberts on encountering Jesus; #6 a brief talk from Andrew White's recent US church visits; #9-12 and #16 Some prayer talks and an interview from Tim Keller, prayer sites and information on the International Day/s of Prayer for the Persecuted Church; #15 reports on Christianity in Britain and China, commemoration of 800 years of Magna Carta and with recent church resignations for infidelity some thoughts on why this is happening.

Prayers for you this coming week.

1. The bells of St. Leonard's, Streatham in London - BBC Radio 4

2. Choral Evensong from Gloucester Cathedral with the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir - BBC Radio 3

3. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

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

5. Face to face with Jesus - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbes Audio [Daniel 10:1-9 and Revelation 1:9-20]

6. Dr Andrew White Sermon - All Saints Chevy Chase video

Commentary for Sunday 2nd November
7. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

8. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

9. Five talks on aspects of prayer from Tim Keller
How to pray the psalms
Fighting for solitude
Joy, sorrow and the healthy prayer life
We pray to a father
Prayers that don't work
Interview: 10 questions on prayer with Tim Keller

Some prayer sites:
10. Daily prayer from the Church of England
Lent and Beyond - Topical Anglican prayers
Pray as you go - helpful Ignatian ecumenical daily prayer from UK Jesuits
Prayers and songs from Taize - follow the links on the left

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
11. Christians Urged to Gather on International Day of Prayer as Persecution Reaches Unprecedented Levels – CP
International Day of Prayer site – WEA

Please pray for the Ebola Crisis and for those working for a cure; for Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Iraq; for the persecuted church and in particular in Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria and Argentina; for peace in Ukraine, Egypt, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

12. Iraq Region:
Christian refugees 'have lost everything' - Open Doors
more Media Reports from FRRME

13. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Egypt: Request for prayer from Bishop Mouneer Anis
Sudan: Prayers after 5 children from same family killed in bomb attack in Nuba Mountains - Christian Today
Nigeria: 90 more abducted, 17 killed - Open Doors
Boko Haram leader says they have not agreed and ceasefire and teh schoolgirls abducted have been married off - Christian Today
Argentina: Attempted murder of Baptist pastor – CSW
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond

14. Sunday Programme - current affairs with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

15. Food for thought
The British Election Study 2015: Religious affiliation – BRIN
Religion in China: Cracks in the Atheist Edifice – Economist
Six reasons why I believe Halloween is far from harmless - J John – Mirror
Magna Carta Octocentenial site
British Library online copy and translation
A Magna Carta for 2015 - Rev Stephen Trott
Why Are So Many Middle-Aged Men Falling Into Sexual Sin? - Larry Tomczak - Charisma News
Part 2
Five reasons to trust the Gospels - Heather Tomlinson

16. International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church - IDOP Vimeo

17. Let all the world in every corner sing - Rodolphus Choir

18. Surfing at 1000 frames per second - Chris Bryan Vimeo

1 comment:

Father Ron Smith said...

Thanks, Peter, for your link (para.1) with the sermon by Canon Wendy Robins at the Eucharist in Southwark Cathedral, in which she mentions the enabling ministry of Bishop Victoria at the recent Swanwick Clergy Conference in the U.K.

Our doughty Diocesan Bishop would surely know plenty about the ministry of healing - having herself been a significant recipient in her own life and ministry. It's good to know that she can be of service to others in the A.C. at this time of conflict and dis-harmony. We are fortunate that she is our spiritual leader at this time in Christchurch. May God continue to bless her ministry among us - and in other places around the Anglican world