Monday, March 23, 2015

Sacred and Spiritual Links - Monday 23 March 2015

From a UK colleague:

I hope some of this may be of interest, including some late Lent links.

#1 Vaughan Roberts puts on his spectacles; #2 Kendall Harmon looking for God; #3 Mark Russell in the firing line; 4 Bishop Tom Wright puts up his dukes; #9 great evensong from York Minster; #12-15 a selection of Lent links, delayed due to earlier illness. #16 Please pray for Christians being massacred in Nigeria and Pakistan and persecuted in Iran, China and Burma and for the Diocese of South Carolina. #20 Allegri's Misere Mei Deus newly released by the choir of King's College, Cambridge.

I hope all is well and prayers for you during the coming week.

1. Where is your focus? - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbes Audio

2. My God, My God why has Thou Forsaken me - Dr Kendall Harmon

3. Facing the Canon: Mark Russell, Chief Executive of Church Army - J John

4. Good God - A Conversation with Professor NT Wright at Duke - Veritas Forum Video

5. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

6. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

7. Continue reading the New Testament in a year with Rev Andrew Goddard

8. The bells of St Mary's, Wambrook in Somerset.- BBC Radio 4

9. Choral Evensong from York Minster - BBC Radio 3

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
and New College, Oxford

12. Daily Readings
Trinity School for Ministry
Archbishop of York
Essential Journey to the Cross - daily reading from Scripture Union USA

13. Lent Courses and Teaching
The Art of Examen - 24-7 Prayer
or on Youtube
40 Days with George Herbert – Church Society
Diocese of Winchester Lent Course with a Benedictine Theme
Lent series from Bishop Julian Dobbs on Vimeo

14. Lent Books
Gratitude and Grace: Through Lent with John by Peter Carrell and the late Lynda Patterson - still available from Theology House
The God of Life - Bishop John Harrower
John Piper has two books available to purchase or which can be downloaded as free pdfs:
A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer
Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

15. More Links
Lent and Beyond
Evangelical Alliance
Diocese of Durham

Please pray for the victims and families of bombings in Lahore, Pakistan of Christ Church reportedly part of the Anglican Church of Pakistan and St John's Roman Catholic Church; those affected by cyclone devastation in the islands of Vanuatu in the Pacific, formerly known as the New Hebrides; for the Church of England, for Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq including The Christians being held hostage and for refugees facing winter and hunger; for the persecuted church and in particular in India and Iran; for peace in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

16. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayers for the Church of England from Lent and Beyond
Nigeria: Gunmen kill 100 Christian villagers in central Nigeria - WWM
Boko Haram headlines hide persecution of Christians in mid-Nigeria, too - WWM
Report referred to
Iraq/Syria: The Christians who are defying ISIS - Christian Today
Forgiving ISIS: Christian ‘Resistance’ Videos Go Viral in Arab World - Christianity Today
Pakistan: Suicide Bombers Attack Sunday Services in Pakistan's Largest Christian Neighborhood - Christianity Today
Volunteers died to save others - Open Doors
Paris Mayor awards Asia [Bibi] Honorary Citizenship -
Iran: Iranian Christian prisoner who refused to hand over Bible “insulted” prison imam - Barnabas
China: Bishop says China has ordered an end to church demolitions - UCA News
Burma: Defamation laws suggest decline in freedoms - CSW
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond

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

Food for thought
18. Technology and the Christian Life - Dr CJ Williams
Budget 2015: fixing the (church) roof while the sun shines - Frank Cranmer
Religious Voting Intentions and Other News - Clive Field - BRIN
Church of England defends sale of assets for recruitment plan - Ruth Gledhill - Christian Today
From Evidence to Action - CofE thinging about what is needed to grow churches [Is anything missing?]
Balancing Acts: Tim Keller and Andy Stanley explain what it takes to get ministry right - Christianity Today
Magna Carta - British Library

19. Is there a Future for Confessional Anglicanism? — conference audio [Talks from AB Glenn Davies and Dr Mark Thompson]

20. Misere Mei Deus - Allegri - Choir of King's College, Cambridge [Psalm 51 - railse quality with cogwheel lower right]

21. Kingdom Come - Beth Croft - Premier

22. Solar Eclipse 2015 - BBC

God bless you

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