Deep Church: Bible Reading And Remembering The Future

I appreciated this article over at DeepChurch, and its resonance, on many levels, with what we engage with here at the Institute and St. Stephen’s University.

To read the Bible well, we must engage not only with current thought, but with the ancients and their approaches to it. Ideas such as Lectio Divina and other ways of approaching the scripture aid us on our quest, as do academic rigor and devotion to the biblical story.

Deep Church and Bible Reading at Deep Church


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.