Essentials RED Fall 08 Creative Projects

Here are the final creative projects from our 5 week online ESSENTIALS RED course (studies in worship history and creative vocation). It’s been an amazing time with these 42 worship leaders, creative leaders and pastors, reaching deeply into the languages of worship used across the ages by the Church:

The Worship Languages of Time and Space
The Worship Languages of Prayer and Scripture

The Worship Languages of Eucharist and Baptism (symbolic actions), and
The Worship Languages of Art and Music.

Now, in the comments below, the creative projects of this passionate group will be posted below, all based on our study. It’s about to get exciting.

Check them out and comment on their projects as they come up! If you want to use them, just let them know.


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.