FY100 06: What Is Worship?

This morning, the students in FY100 06 are viewing the new What Is Worship? DVD released by Vineyard Music, and that forms the basis for the What Is Worship? events we’ve been up to in Europe.

So, here is the question for InResponse for this week:

In what ways did the themes of this DVD re-shape your vision of what worship is?

What were the phrases or ideas that you found especially impacting?

How would the ideas surrounding the imago Dei and the “wiring for worship” human beings have in them reform present church practice and our view of culture?

How did you feel about the discussion on the “sacred/secular” concept vs. the “One World” view?

“All that is, is sacred.” Thomas Merton


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.