FY 100: Contemporary Worship

My students have been reading a chapter I wrote called Contemporary Worship, due out with Broadman Holman publishers in a book called Five Views On Worship this Spring.

In the chapter, they will consider worldview issues, Church and culture integration, the content of contemporary worship music and the worship trends of the emerging Church.

The question for this week is:

“What were the two (2) most impacting thoughts you came across in this chapter? Explain why they impacted you, and their implications for the 21st century Church’s worship (and it’s connection with popular culture)?”


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.