Dan On WorshipTeleSeminar.com This Thursday Night

This Thursday, August 23, I’m going to be doing a one-hour teaching over the phone with www.WorshipTeleSeminar.com.

GreatHeart Kenneth Voritskul created this free, via phone or web worship seminar, to serve churches by making “inaccessible” wisdom accessible to any worship leader, musician or interested party who would like to engage. All phones are muted, and questions can be sent in via chat on the site.

Over 3000 folks are now on every call from all over the globe, either via phone or web, and I’ll be talking on the subject of The Elemental Leader: Spiritual Formation For Creative Leaders.

Based around a passage in Corinthians, and ordered by the creational themes of earth (being grounded), wind (being inspired), fire (being empowered) and water (being communal), I’ll be drawing some on Ignatian ideas, as well as drawing in Bernard of Clairvaux, G.K. Chesterton, Annie Dillard, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others – all toward helping worship leaders/creative leaders keep their hearts joyful over the long haul.

There will be a downloadable PDF on the site on which to take notes, and we’ll also let folks know about the Institute and its mission to engage contemporary worship artisans with the riches of the ancient past, toward our emerging future.

If you want to join in the fun, it’s free.

You register at the site: www.WorshipTeleSeminar.com

with your email, then they send you a number and code with which to dial in on the phone, or you connect on the website.

I’ll be on with Kenneth and the gang from 8-9 pm EST (9-10 pm ATL our time), and your welcome to come.

Here is The Elemental Leader Notes PDF.


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.