Life Worship And The Shift

“If the Church can begin to maximize its language of Life Worship, support it with the language of Gathered Worship, and hit delete on the language of ‘secular occupations and music,’ we may get somewhere with our generation.

Until that time, we will spin our insular wheels, wishing for the kind of impact we could actually have if we only changed our paradigm.

The Church is the world’s most magnificent force of humanitarian innovation, driven by love for Christ and all manner of people. It would be a shame to see our energies continually deflected by minimizing language that feeds our disconnect from culture.

You can be ‘churchy’ or Christ-like. I am exceedingly convinced one can’t be both.



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.