In my sermon for last Sunday I mention a new video from Church Army, a community of evangelists in the Church of England of which the clergy at St John’s are both members. Here it is.
This is Johnny Cash singing his song ‘Man in Black’ for the first time, and he begins with an explanation of how the song came to be. In case you’re wondering why I’m posting this, it links to my sermon for this morning about John the Baptist.
In my sermon last Sunday I mentioned the hymn Will your anchor hold? Here’s a rendering of it for those who don’t know it – and for those who do!
For those of you who have read my sermon for this week and have never heard of The Levellers here is their song that I mention. Enjoy!
This is especially for all those out there who really have never seen Star Wars. Here it is in one minute – brilliant!
Stuart Townend sings the worship hymn In Christ Alone.
The priest I live with, Mother Anne-Marie, used this hymn as the basis of her Good Friday talks. You can read them here:
The hymn is a translation from the original by Mrs C F Alexander. She also wrote All things bright and beautiful which is one of my least favourite hymns, but she can be forgiven as she also gave us this masterpiece of hymnody.
The story of the birth of Jesus told by the people of Bethlehem. I think this speaks for itself.
To celebrate the shortest day of the year a song from Steeleye Span, one of my favourite bands.
For those interested in such things the winter solstice occurs at 11:12 London time on the 21st December. In Roman times the feast of the Unconquered Sun (Sol Invictus) was celebrated at this time. Rather fitting that we now celebrate the feast of the Unconquered Son just a few days after, and the triumph of God’s light over the darkness of this world.
I was sent a link to this animation by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. I rather liked it, I hope you do too.
When an old hermit monk has his day interrupted by an uninvited guest, he is unwillingly taken on a journey to discover the true meaning of companionship…