Introducing: Some New Blog Friends

I’d like to introduce all my blog-reading pals to the folks participating in our Essentials Blue: Online Studies In Worship Theology And Biblical Worldview fall 2008 course.

These folks represent Costa Rica, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada and the US, and are worship leaders, artists and creative leaders of all stripes. Many of their blog posts will be informal reflections on some of the theological/worldview ideas they’re working through (they do the class writing in FaceBook).

If you would chime in and make some comments on their blogs, it would be fantastic.

A few more are yet to come from the class, but this will get you started.

Find them all in the comments below.

Participants will be posting their blogs in the comments below over the next few days.


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.