Jesus Creed: On Trinity

This post by Scot McNight on Trinity is a further advancing of worship-related ideas on the relational Trinity approach of the Eastern tradition. He launches from the book Trinity by Olson and Hall.

As contemporary worship songwriters, we should be working on crafting songs that amplify the ideas noted in Scot’s blog post. In my estimation, the relational concept of Trinity, and the pneumatology is spawns, is “what the world needs now” in its understanding of the Deity of the Christian community.

I’m also interested in Volf’s book on Trinity, as I’m curious to his take and the others he’s listed.

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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.