InResponse: The Sacramental Leader

This past week, our class ventured into the land of the sacramental leader, and joined with our friends doing internships with Kathryn Scott in Port Stewart, Northern Ireland.

It was a great video connection, and I drew most of the teaching from an elaboration on Peter Fitch’s beautiful article, Inner Living, Outer Giving: Spiritual Habits For The Worship Leader.

Our class had rich, further dialogue then on N.T. Wright’s, For All God’s Worth.

Here, our students will respond to the ideas in The Sacramental Leader teaching. Friends in Porstewart, N.I., and beyond… join in.


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.