God As Subject Of Worship

We’re having a rich discussion over at Robert Webber’s blog on whether “God as Object” of our worship is as sufficient a worship paradigm as “God as Subject” of our worship.

Though some will balk at symantics, and other’s will question the discussion’s relationship to Darfur and world poverty, I believe with others that:

Great thoughts about God lead to great actions; great actions lead to great habits, great habits lead to great characters, and great characters lead to great destinies from the heart of God into the heart of the world.


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.