Monday, May 18, 2015

Sacred and Spiritual Links - Monday 18 May 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague ...

Here are some things which may be of interest: #1 David Wright on why Jesus chose the Vine as his last I am saying. #2 and #3 Christian ethicist Joshua Hordern and Vaughan Roberts on Christianity and politics; 4 John Lennox on evil and suffering; #5 talks from HTB's leadership conference with Anglican, Catholic and other speakers. #14 a clever new website for bible study from Tyndale House, how Christians voted and changes in hymn singing.

Prayers for you for the coming week:

1. The True Vine - David Wright [Acts 8:26-40 & John 15:1-8] - St Andrew's Oxford Audio

2. God, Politics and the Gospel [1 Timothy 2] - Dr Joshua Hordern - St Marks Battersea Rise Audio

3. What should the Government do? - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbes Audio [Romans 13: 1-7]

4. The Loud Absence - John Lennox and Jane Beal - Veritas Forum Video

5. Talks from the HTB Leadership Conference

6. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

7. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

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

9. The bells of St Edith's, Monks Kirby in Warwickshire - BBC Radio 4

10. Choral Evensong from St Pancras Church during the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music - BBC Radio 3

11. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

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

Please pray for the Church of England, Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq; for all refugeees and the persecuted church; for relief for those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal; for peace in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

13. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayers for the Church of England from Lent and Beyond
Nepal: Prayer for those caught up in tragedy and disaster - CofE
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond

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

Food for thought
15. This new Bible tool could revolutionise scripture reading across the world - Christian Today
Introduction from Tyndale House
Step Bible - Try it out
Changing trends in hymn singing? - Heather Bamber - CEN
General Election Voting and Other News - BRIN
Worship Central Acadamy - church planting in Malaysia

16. How Christians Grow - Charlie Skrine

17. How Deep the Father's Love For Us - St Michael's Singers

18. Tebe Poem - Rachmaninoff - Fitzwilliam College Choir
To thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.   My God, I trust in thee - from the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

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