Jones, Webb find faith their way –

I’m always thrilled when I see a believing artist punching forward not just in Christian circles, but in popular culture. Clad in living faith, artful voicing and confident love, we move forward.

Here’s an article on Derek Webb and Rickie Lee Jones, seeking to disarm the culture about what it means to have faith in Jesus, but pressing the culture on political, social and spiritual issues.

Good on ’em. To me, this is the way of optimal influence for creative leaders, along with our daily acts of love, service, goodness – and serving within our faith communities.

Jones, Webb find faith their way –


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.