Monday, September 21, 2015

Sacred and Spiritual Links - Monday 21 September 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague

Plenty to choose from this week: #1 Vaughan Roberts on what happens when we root ourselves in Christ; #2 Dean Terry Wong talks frankly about the challenges of living the Christian life; #3 Archbishop Mouneer Anis gave two talks at All Souls, Langham Place on the mass migration going on; #4 and #5 David Walker and Ajith Fernando explore prayer and the lessons from Nehemiah in depth; #12 Faure's Requiem in an outstanding recording from the late Sir David Willcocks in 1967 released now by King's College, Cambridge; #13 and 16 much to pray and think about.

Prayers for you for the coming week.

1. Remain in me [John 15:1-8] - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbes Oxford Audio

2. The Christian Life: Purity [Ephesians 5:1-21] - Canon Terry Wong, the new Dean of St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore - Audio [note: frank]

3. For Mission Sunday, Archbishop Mouneer Anis spoke at All Souls, Langham Place - Audio
Migration: World on the Move (1) [Matthew 2:1-15]
Migration: World on the Move (2) [Deuteronomy 10:12-22]

4. Join the Adventure [Nehemiah 1] - David Walker - HTB Video

5. Four more talks on Nehemiah - Ajith Fernando - FOCL Video
Passion for Our People: Nehemiah: 1:1-11
Preparing for the Challenge: Nehemiah: 1:11b-2:18
Responding to Opposition: Nehemiah 2:19-4:23
Grappling with Inequality: Nehemiah 5:1-19

6. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

7. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

8. The bells of  All Saints, Loughborough - BBC Radio 4

9. Choral Evensong from the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich - BBC Radio 3

10. Sunday service live from St Helena's Beaufort, South Carolina available at 10:15 am Eastern Time 3:15 pm London Time
and afterwards available here in due course

11. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

12. Kings College, Cambridge have released a webcast of an outstanding 1967 recording of Fauré's Requiem, recorded by Sir David Willcocks, who passed away on 17 September, available here:

13. 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 all touched by the Rugby World Cup and for the persecuted church particularly in Syria and Iraq, Egypt and Laos; and there is a prayer request from the Diocese of South Carolina in appeal court this coming week.

14. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayer resources for the Rugby World Cup
Egypt: Christian soldier killed after death threats
Laos: Pastor stabbed to death after refusing to stop preaching - Release International
Two Christians arrested for ‘spreading the faith’ - Release International
South Carolina: Prayer requests

15. Sunday Programme with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

Food for thought
16. Rugby World Cup: For Fiji, God is the ultimate motivation Christian Today
Pope of the masses: is Francis really the people’s champion? - Rowan Williams - New Statesman
Through African Eyes: Resisting America's cultural imperialism - John A. Azumah - First Things
Giving Your Pastor Feedback After a Sermon... - Geoffrey Kirkland

17. Magnificent Murals: Sir James Thornhill & St Paul's Cathedral

18. Arthur Somervell: O Saviour of the World - Somerville Choir

19. Come to the Waters - New Wine Worship

God bless you

1 comment:

Father Ron Smith said...

In addition to the beautiful musical offerings offered in the above link; for sheer pathos and mystery - enabling us to ponder on God's infinitely variable creation - I urge you to tap into my link, here