Worship Conference in Columbus This Weekend

Tonight I’m writing from a hotel in Columbus, Ohio. I’m here for just a few days (with agreement from my family after a full Intensive), speaking at the Worship: Then, Now & Forever Conference hosted by the Columbus Vineyard.

It’s a church of about 7000 these days, and they have quite an amazing facility now to house their many expressions. It’s good to see my Canadian friend Michael Hansen again, who is the worship pastor here and the heart behind the event – and is just shy of intergalactly funny.

As well, Sherri Carr and Robbie Reeder are part of the event, so we should have a rich time.

For now, I’m must get some rest. It was a long trip given my outback airport gymnastics to get good flights!


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.