Monday, March 9, 2015

Sacred and Spiritual Links - Monday 9 March 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague ...

A brief offering this week: #1 Alister McGrath on CS Lewis; #2 No worries from Vaughan Roberts.

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

1. CS Lewis: 'A Prophet for Contemporary Christianity' - Professor Alister McGrath - LICC Video

2. Why do you worry? - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbe's Audio [Luke 12:13-21]

4. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

5. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

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

7. The bells of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Hanbury in Worcestershire. - BBC Radio 4

8. Choral Evensong from King's College, Cambridge - BBC Radio 3

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 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 North Korea and Iran; for peace in 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
North Korea: Canadian Christian pastor goes missing in North Korea - Christianity Today
Iran: Saeed Abedini 'shaken' by execution of fellow prisoners - Christianity Today
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond

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

Food for thought
13. Opening the Bible for Everyone - James Catford, Bible Society - CEN
What You Probably Don’t Know about ‘The Least of These’ - Andy Horvath - Christianity Today

14. Kyrie from Mozart's Litaniae Lauretanae - Choir of New College Oxford

15. O Lord, We seek your face - Worship Central NZ


Father Ron Smith said...

I'm very fortunate, being 'retired' and having time to listen to music on the web. My pick for this week: the last 2 items; Mozart and 'Worship Central'. Two very different musical experiences but both heart-warming and beautiful.
Thanks, Peter and your correspondent.

Pageantmaster said...

Thanks Peter+ - I agree with Father Ron. In particular I thought the song at #15 from Worship Central in New Zealand was lovely. The lyrics are not complicated, but if you like that sort of thing, and I do, the melody was great. I am not sure where this is from, possibly Auckland [St Paul's?] but they are producing some fine songs.

Jean said...

Hi All

While we are enjoying songs I was fortunate enough to hear Malcolm Gordon NZ Singer/Minister/Songwriter speak and play on Sunday. He wrote the following song for the 200 year gospel celebration. Pretty good I thought.

Beneath the Southern Cross


Pageantmaster said...

Thanks for that Jean, great, and all to the beat of the drum and the skirl of the pipes.

Father Ron Smith said...

One tiny moment of discomfort in the Nicky Gumbel (of ALPHA fame) video that comes with 'Worship Central's web-site, was when he was sitting with the 2 local worship leaders, Tim and his wife, and gave this advice to the gathered assembly" "Hitch your wagon to a star". He then called Tim and partner 'STARS' - telling everyone to 'follow them". I thought they should be following Christ - rather than the worship leader-stars!

Apart from that little blooper, all seemed well - especially with the accent on worship, as being the way in which to enter God's presence.

Pageantmaster said...

I agree that there is only one star we should be following - anything else is just star-gazing.