Brian McLaren At St. Stephen’s University This Week

Due to the kindness of my good friend Garth Williams, I had the privilege of spending an hour’s car ride with author and emerging church thinker Brian McLaren (for those who don’t know him).

He’s going to be joining us at St. Stephen’s University on Wednesday of this week for a chapel, taking time out from a conference he is doing for the Atlantic Baptists in our sister town of St. Andrews.

It’s been a privileged time, and very invigorating on many levels. I’m hoping a great friendship can begin between SSU and Brian, as well as with the Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies.

Divine appointments are a beautiful thing, and Brian’s clarity when it comes to articulating the landscape in which we live is lucid and freeing to those who listen. I’m very grateful for this time.


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.