Tuesday, 19 April 2011

40 Tracks for Lent

I've been sent a link to an intriguing "Lent project" by Sunil Chandy, a musician who has set himself the discipline of composing a piece of music for every day in Lent this year, exploring the wilderness experience and its place in our spiritual journey. His thoughts about the compositions and the way they spring from the his theme are as fascinating as the music itself. It would be well worth hanging onto the link for next year (or using at some other point in the year - why save reflection for Lent?)
Thanks for permission to share this, Sunil.

It is also linked to on the Engage Worship site, which is full of creative worship and prayer ideas.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Daily Meditations from Richard Rohr

If you haven't discovered Richard Rohr yet, you might like to investigate the website of the Center for Action and Contemplation here . There are also daily meditations you can access or download from the site. http://cacradicalgrace.org/richard-rohr/dailymeditations
Here is an extract from his biography on the website "Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971, and the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986, where he presently serves as Founding Director.
He now lives in a hermitage behind his Franciscan community in Albuquerque, and divides his time between local work and preaching and teaching on all continents.

He considers the proclamation of the Gospel to be his primary call, and uses many different platforms to communicate the message. Themes he addresses in service of the Gospel include Scripture as liberation, the integration of action and contemplation, community building, peace and justice issues, male spirituality, the Enneagram, and eco-spirituality."