Arrangement: Light The Fire Again

Good friends Brian Doerksen and Phil Janz recently recreated a worship favorite of Brian’s, Light The Fire Again, in a fresh arrangement.

For the Arrangement and Musicality class we run here at the Institute, this is a good entry point to some of the thinking that goes into refreshing an approach to a song. It’s also good to see the boys just loving what they do.

I also see this song as having ongoing longevity in the emerging Church world, given it’s biblical strength and expressed passion.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.