Annual Moore College Lectures 2014

Professpr Michael S HortonThe Annual Moore College Lectures begin this week, on Thursday 14th August.

This year’s Lecturer is Dr Mike Horton from Westminster Seminary California.

His topic: Lord & Life-Giver: The Holy Spirit Changes Everything.

Details here – as well as news that the lectures will be streamed live for those who can’t attend in person.

A Prayer for the afflicted saints of Iraq

Rick PhillipsRick Phillips, Senior Minister at Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina, has written a prayer you could use or adapt. And you will be helped by checking the Bible references he gives too. At Reformation21.

Biblical Theology — Guardian & Guide of the Church

9marksThe latest 9Marks Journal is out and is available for free download in a variety of formats.

How you can help N. Iraq right now

Bishop Stuart RobinsonFrom Stuart Robinson, Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn:

Dear Friends and colleagues,

Having read my letter to the Prime Minister of Australia, a great many people are asking how they might take action.

1.       Do please pray for an end to the violence – resources for prayer and giving are here. This is a good link if you are living in the northern hemisphere.

2.       The Bible Society has launched an appeal. You can give here.

3.       Through your own email contacts and social media outlets ensure local leaders and politicians  and are apprised of what is in fact taking place. This link really should go viral.

4.       The most recent statement of the Archbishop of Canterbury is also worth circulating widely.

5.       For those who wanted an electronic link to my letter  (to on-send to local leaders and politicians) it is here.

6.       Finally – a note from Archbishop Mouneer – expressing his thankfulness for our interest and prayer. You are at liberty to circulate widely.

My dear Bishop Stuart,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

I cannot tell you how much your prayers and encouragement means to me and to the Christians in the Middle East especially at this very difficult time.

Please continue to pray for us, as we will be praying that God will strengthen you.

May the Lord bless you!

The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis

Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

President Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Diocesan & Provincial Offices. 5 Michel Lutfallah Street, Zamalek, Cairo 11211

An Invitation from God

Dominic SteelePart of the “Jesus Brings” initiative.

Looming Famine in South Sudan

Anglican Aid appealAnglican Aid’s David Mansfield writes:

“Anglican Aid has entered a partnership with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSS&S) to support a project  to assist communities prepare for an expected famine during the summer of 2014/15.

The expected famine is due to the inability of displaced people to plant crops.

While emergency food security will be provided by other agencies, the Church in South Sudan is assisting through a Peace Dividends Project to assist people to plant crops to provide longer term food security.…

Anglican Aid [is] suggesting people forgo a meal out and contribute the money to support South Sudan.”

Donations may be made online or by phoning 02 92841406. (Click the image for a larger version.)

How do we lose sight of the basics?

Richard ChinAt the recent NEXUS Conference, Richard Chin spoke on how ‘gospel DNA’ can be distorted and corrupted in our ministries. His wide-ranging talk is well worth watching. See the video here.

Moore College Sunday 2014 — Watch the video

Moore College SundayMoore College wants to encourage you to pray for the college, and they’re going to great lengths to solicit your prayers!

See their Moore College Sunday website and watch the video. (Moore College Sunday in 2014 is this weekend, Sunday August 3rd.)

5 things you can do to help Iraq’s persecuted Christian

help-iraqi-christians“If you’re like us, you’ve probably felt outrage and despair reading about the situation in Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul.

Islamic militants have taken over the ancient city (traditionally called Nineveh and featured in the story of Jonah) to establish an Islamic state.  In the process, they’ve demanded Christians leave, convert or die. It’s resulted in the city emptying of Christians whose families have lived there for thousands of years. They are now sheltering in mosques, churches, refuge camps in Kurdish cities without their belongings.

So far away from the situation, it’s easy to feel helpless. But there are some things you CAN do. Here’s 5 things you can do to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians…”

– Read the list of ideas at The Bible Society.

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