Easter Liturgies

In preparation for Easter, I’m wrapping up writing some responsive readings and a new song for this Sunday.

It’s so vital for lead worshipers and artists in community to attend to these things, for the reclaiming of the story we celebrate, with fresh interpretations and metaphors that move us forward in faith.

Liturgy and songs are a vital way given to us to lovingly “subvert” worldviews and direct them toward more biblical, and more human, ways of viewing the life we share.


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.