A full Satanic “black mass” was nearly enacted at Harvard last week. Here is a fascinating account of the events leading up to it, and a remarkable response.
I highly recommend this article by a prominent scholar and churchman (and Asbury alumnus), Ajit Fernando. In it he explores what the Bible says about this very important question.
These two videos come out of New Life Church in Queens, NYC. Their story as a church is also quite interesting in itself. I am particularly fascinated by their discovery of the Daily Offices, a practice that has been the anchor of Anglican spirituality. Thomas Cranmer condensed and simplified the more rigorous monastic prayer cycle making it more accessible to the average layman. I highly recommend Morning and Evening Prayer to all of us. The longer forms are in the front of our prayer book. In the back there are shorter forms more suitable for families with small children.
I’m not sure how long this link will be up, but it sure is good to know it went out on a national news network for at least a little while.
I hope all of us, and especially the Vestry, will take 15 minutes and listen to our Bishop Foley Beach share this most timely message on prayer. It was given last Tuesday at Asbury Seminary. The following link will take you to Asbury’s page on iTunesU. From there just look for the message title “Chapel” on May 6th.
Bethany Tennent preached this message recently at St Andrew’s. I highly recommend it. God is still calling young people to the greatest privilege of all, to give themselves for the gospel. I am proud to report that the vestry voted this morning for St. Peter’s to become a regular support partner with Bethany. She returns to Tanzania early next month.
Right-click on the link about and choose “Save Link As” to download the message. Feel free to burn copies.
This youtube video has had 27 million hits, so there is a pretty good chance you have seen it. If not, give it a look, and a think.