Master Of Ministry Degree Completed

Today, we not only graduate our students at the Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies, but I also graduate with my M.Min. degree (Master Of Ministry).

What a rich, community learning experience this has been. At my thesis presentation to the SSU Faculty, Staff and Community on Wednesday, I thanked my beautiful wife, Anita, my three gracious children, Anna, Abigail and Benjamin, and my parents, John and Elsie Wilt (who are here now for my graduation and the commencement exercises).

What a privilege to grow, hard as the process can be. Thanks to all who were praying for me to “finish well” this phase of the journey.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help 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. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. 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.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

Pre-Order below, and join my email list, to get author notes and updates about the book and events around it. 

Get free eBooks and updates

Enter your email address to receive free ebooks, encouragements, updates, and news about events.
I'll only email you occasionally, and I always seek to send something that encourages you.