Masters Module – The Middle Ages Week 2

We just had an amazing week and weekend, and guest artist Andrew Smith brought incredible insights on creativity to us. Foci on justice, the arts and the creative spirit/vocation filled the last few days.

We hosted an artist roundtable with a packed house at the Red Room at SSU, with myself, Andrew, Peter Fitch and Judith Brannen (painter). What a blast to dialogue with such great hearts and minds.

This week, it’s Biblical Worship Theology, more Spiritual theology and formation, classic writings, artistic wanderings, cultural interface and themes in emerging church thought.

For now, to sleep.


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.