Emerging Church Diversity

Interesting article on emerging Church diversity below.

I must continue to say that while I appreciate so much about the emerging Church conversation, I continue to sense that a strong and thick view of the ancient Church throughout the ages is simply not as present as it needs to be, and references to it still seem to be shallow (respective to a thorough understanding and evaluation of our story thus far) and novel.

The imminent, the “now” is our substantial focus, with a view to the past and a view to the future, or so it seems to me. Could we substantially focus on the past, reflect on its lessons for the now and apply them, and substantially focus on the future? I’m not sure what I’m saying – I just feel a residual “lack” in our embrace of Church history. I may be reading the wrong books, too.

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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.