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Welcome to Spirit Link

St. Columba's Digital Resource Center

Our mission is to help seekers explore spiritual resources for faith formation and education. All are welcome to use these resources. You do not need to be a parishioner, but we would welcome you to become one! All may benefit from these resources, and since there are many ways to approach God, we present materials here in three categories:

PRAY | THINK | DO


PRAY

For help in your daily prayer life

FEATURED For Lent*
*Repairing the Breach, a daily lenten meditation
The Theology committee of the House of Bishops invites the Church to explore ways to recover and renew economic imagination with a new resource, "Repairing the Breach: Discipleship and Mission in a Global Economy."

Electronic Common Prayer  is a new update to the first, fully authorized, interactive version of the Book of Common Prayer 1979 of the Episcopal Church USA. Created by Church Publishing, Inc., eCP has now been optimized for all iPad and iPhone devices and is also available for Android.

Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith. Daily Meditation from Henri Nouwen, published posthumously in 1997.

Forward Day by Day posts a daily meditation with an opportunity for thoughtful consideration and online discussion.

Mission St. Clare for daily prayer based on the Book of Common Prayer, including recorded music.

Pray-As-You-Go  a daily prayer session designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while travelling to and from work, study, etc. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives and lasting 10-13 minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

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THINK

For help in deepening your theological understanding

FEATURED For Lent*
Via Media Collective  A faith podcast network with an Anglican sensibility, featuring The Collect Call, Easter People and Padre's Pods.

*Bible Gateway  is a searchable online Bible, in over 100 versions and 50 languages.

Busted Halo  is a premier online magazine for spiritual seekers.

Columba.org  Link to our own parish library website, which currently houses over 3000 volumes of religious literature to support your spiritual journey!

Marriage and the Church  What makes a marriage Christian? What does marriage mean in church and society today? A response from the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage.

The Charleston Syllabus  A great bibliography and study tool about the history and current status of race in American culture and society.

For Children

Storypath is a site that that integrates the scripture lessons from the lectionary with children’s stories.

*The Brick Bible  is a site for children that uses Legos to illustrate Bible stories.

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DO

For help in putting your faith in practice

FEATURED For Lent*
*St. C's Labyrinth Ministry  Looking for peace, renewal and time for quiet inner reflection? Come walk St C’s labyrinth!

Online walking/labyrinth meditation  and information about the spiritual practice of labyrinths.

Episcopal Relief and Development  offers great ideas to help make a difference.

Service and Outreach @ Columba.org  lists the many volunteer opportunities coordinated by St. Columba's Episcopal Church!

The Episcopal Cafe  is a blog for those interested in the Episcopal Church. Read, watch, listen and reflect upon contemporary life in a context informed by faith and animated by the Spirit of Charity!

The Episcopal Church Visual Arts  site explores and encourages the significance of visual imagery and the work of artists in spiritual formation and faith development.

Vibrant Faith At Home  connects faith and life for all ages with articles, resources, helpful links and a library.

Way To Live  presents Christian practices for teens.

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For all things Episcopal, please visit our Episcopal Resources web page which offers a comprehensive listing of links to Episcopal Church news, events and outreach opportunities.

Spirit Link prayer resources are meant to assist you in your prayer life. Spirit Link resources for thought are meant to assist you in deepening and your theological understanding and broadening your spiritual horizons. Spirit Link resources for doing are suggestions for putting your faith into practice at home and in the world. Overall we hope that this virtual resource will deepen your faith, open your spirit, enrich your worship and activate your service!

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