Harvard Divinity School Center For The Study Of World Religions Lectures

The Harvard Divinity School and their Center For The Study Of World Religions offer lecture mp3s here.

World religious studies is a deep interest of mine, especially as those studies relate to origins narratives, and the role of art and music in perpetuating faith narratives across generations.

You may not find the elements in lectures like these as intriguing as I might, yet, in a shrinking world, it becomes increasingly important for Christians to interact with the variety of stories and faith themes existing in the world.

We have much to learn from many peoples, and we have much to learn about communicating the biblical story in such a way that others can embrace it for the human Story that it is intended to be.

HDS – CSWR – Lectures Online.


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.