Links & Resources for Worship, Prayer & Study
(All these links were active nov 2009 - let
me know of broken links)
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Music in worship
Charles Wesley's Hymns including MIDI files, history and biog
A Collection of Hymns for the people known as Methodists. Read the John Wesley book online
Taize - A range of mp3 samples of Taize chants
Worship Together - A US site with lots of articles on worship, free downloads and the famous New Song Cafe!
Worship Music Instruction: Learn to play and practice Christian songs - guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, singing instructions.
CLASSIC CHRISTIAN LITERATURE & BIBLE HISTORY
The Journal of John Wesley - A fascinating record of an amazing man. Get the atmosphere of those early days from his own diary.
of God by A W Tozer. A great book by a great man!
Charles Spugeon's 'All of Grace'
The truly excellent Christian Classics collection with its vast range of online books, including many written by the early Church leaders - If you've the time it's a fascinating resource
PRAYER & WORSHIP RESOURCES
ENGAGE - Over the past five years we've amassed a pile of free Christmas and Advent resources to share with y'all.
Methodist Church - free resources/liturgies and ideas
Worship Workbox - Helping schools build better worship
The Anglican Church is generous enough to publish their Common Worship text on the web, downloadable in .pdf format
Litany - www.liturgy.co.nz based in New Zealand has a great choice of prayers and worship resources that follow through the liturgical year
The Catholic Church is well represented, as one would expect, and here's a good resource on prayer from their viewpoint.
For those who are into the traditions of the Church, the ultimate Book of Common Prayer site
The web site of the Iona Community is at the heart of Celtic Spirituality, and home to lots of superb resources
Sacred Space - invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day,and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.
24/7 prayer - exactly what it says!
Hannah's prayer ministries - International Christian resource and support network for couples facing infertility, miscarriage or neonatal loss. Newsletter, support chapters, chat room
The voice in the stillness. An overview of some Christian ways of meditation.
to Medieval Christian Liturgy in the West
WELCOME to this liturgical library, a collection of authorized and other texts used in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion and elsewhere
Lost in Wonder! You are warmly invited to journey through the ten stages of this on-line labyrinth, devised by the Methodist Church, but offered to all.
Prayer Center connects faithful Christians to those who are in need
of prayer. Submit a prayer request, or pray for others on our urgent prayer
Bible Maps What are the major cities of historic Israel? What territory did God give each of the children of Israel as an inheritance after they left Egypt under Moses?
Into history? Then you must visit Bible History online.com. It is awesome! Their mission statement is "The Bible was written in an envoirnment that is now unfamiliar to most of its readers. The individual realization of the modern world with its new facilities, products, and problems is quite different from the social and economic conditions described in the Bible. Some of its language is puzzling, and can easily be miscronstrued if one does not have some explanation of the ancient background." - Merrill C. Tenney
The Christian Catacombs of Rome
A fascinating site which arose from the need to spread the knowledge of the catacombs as historical evidence on the martyrs and on the faith of the early Church.
What are really the catacombs? Why did the Christians dig their cemeteries underground? When did they originate? Why did they develop so extensively? Why are they located outside the city walls, along the great consular roads? Is it true that the catacombs were the secret hiding places of the Christians during the persecutions? Since the catacombs are only cemeteries, how can they tell us the history of the early Church in Rome? Find out more
Religion in Victorian Britain- Some fascinating insights into a remarkable age, including the link between Jane Eyre, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Bible
The Dead Sea Scrolls
These have been in the news recently with the publication of the texts. Read a comprehensive account of these fascinating texts, discovered when in 1947, young Bedouin shepherds, searching for a stray goat in the Judean Desert, entered a long-untouched cave and found jars filled with ancient scrolls
The Celtic World History, Christianity and Literature.
The Methodist Church has a very accessible Daily Bible Study which you may like to look at - 'A Word in Time' - learn, reflect, and share your thoughts
A selection of Commentaries from the good folk at Crosswalk
Wesley's Explanatory Notes
John Wesley's commentary on the whole Bible was produced between 1754 and 1765.
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
This one volume commentary was prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown and published in 1871.
An Understandable History of the Bible - (complete online book) Where is the Bible? How did we get it? These questions, though simple, have baffled the mind of man for years. Even Christians today wonder if they really have the Word of God. Most Christians are interested in how the Bible came to us through history.
The Bible History, Old Testament by Alfred Edersheim was originally published 1876-1887 in seven volumes. This electronic version of his work is from an edition that appeared in 1890 which contains all seven volumes.
Bible Gateway: The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading scripture online. Additionally, it provides advanced searching capabilities, allowing readers to find particular passages in scripture, based on keywords.
The Bible -Bible Society is an advocate for the Bible in contemporary cultures, resourcing and influencing those who shape society and making the Bible heard by all.
Online Christian Colleges - a resource for students to find in-depth information about an Online Christian College.
Over 18,000 wholesome, family friendly, Christian websites.
Listed in the UK Christian Bookshops Directory
(A quality Apologetics site which is now the biggest such Protestant resource in Europe)
(A one-page directory of outstanding UK-based Christian websites which focus on quality Christian teaching)
RockinWorship - was designed to help set up Worship Departments from scratch.
Seed Resources - a tremendous resource of worship material, images, movies etc etc
Jon Birch Photography - (My son!) Based around the Cardiff, Penarth, Barry and South East Wales area for all your photography needs.
Sarah Tanner - talented writer based in South Wales with details of her latest book.
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