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BBC Radio Ulster Broadcast Service

August 22, 2010

I was delighted to be able to do the Broadcast Service from the studio in BBC Radio Ulster.

The theme I chose was Biblical Wisdom for Surviving in an Economic Downturn. I’ll post up some of the material in due course, but if anyone is interested, BBC Radio Ulster Listen Again facility is streaming it for the next 7 days HERE.

If you’re interested in any of the music used, let me know in the comments.

  1. Jane Dawson permalink

    Enjoyed the service, very helpful in these times. Would love to have the words of the Walter Bruggerman prayer you used to close the service. Also, details of that great version of “What a friend we have in Jesus” Thanks.

    Jane Dawson

    • Jane, the song was Brian Houston, off the Jesus & Justice album I think, and the Brueggemann prayer was from his book Awed to Heaven, Rooted to Earth:

      We are strange mixtures of loss and hope.

      As we are able, we submit our losses to you.
      We know about sickness and dying,
      About death and mortality,
      About failure and disappointment.
      And now for a moment we do our
      Failing and our dying in your presence,
      You who attend to us in loss.

      As we are able, we submit our hope to you.
      We know about self-focussed fantasy
      And notions of control.
      But we also know that our futures
      Are out beyond us,
      Held in your good hand.

      Our hopes are filled with promises of
      Well-being, justice and mercy.
      Move us this day beyond our fears and anxieties
      Into your land of goodness.
      We wait for your coming.
      We pray for your kingdom.
      But in the meantime, give us bread for the day.


  2. Glenn – listening from Ohio – right words, right time. Good talking yesterday and thanks for the consistent reminders that the loud, crazy, narcissistic thin belief over here is not the only way to move through the world as a faithful person.

  3. Hey CS, hope you don’t mind me using this prayer on your blog (I attributed to Brueggemann and mentioned you as the link). Just what I needed today.

  4. don’t mind at all FF, glad it served a use

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