Inside Worship: Worship & Community

I’m in the middle of preparing the next Inside Worship magazine today, with a working title of “Worship & Community.”

Author Phyllis Tickle and others are putting together some great material for me on this topic.

Any thoughts on worship and community life that you may want to deposit here, I’m in the mood.

Here’s one of the last issues in .pdf form: IW Ancient Ways In Worship (Brian McLaren contributed to this issue).


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.