Emerging Worship School

Our small town chocolate fest continues.

I plan to do some busking on my hammered dulcimer during the International Festival — a coupling of our two small towns (St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine) for a street fest.

Prepping as well to begin teaching at St. Stephen’s University here in the fall on worship leadership. I may be initiating the dream for an international emerging worship school of sorts within the year, so stay tuned.

I’d love to hear if you know of other university worship programs that are initiated by a contemporary worship leader and are exploring worship in the ancient-future paradigm.

There are a number initiated by those from liturgical, traditional and blended worship backgrounds, but not many I’ve seen led by a contemporary worship leader for contemporary and emerging leaders with a focus on emerging worship.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help 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. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. 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.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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