LightenUp: Jesus Videos

We begin our intensive, 2 week SSU Master’s module next week, and will be doing a FreeFall (3 hr. worship night) as well.

I’ll try to post as I can. Gregory the Great, Thomas Oden, the Genesis scribe and the lil’ fam will be getting most of my daily attention.

If you haven’t yet, check out, click on videos, and then on page 2, the Jesus Videos. They are spoofs on the way people perceive Jesus today. Vid 3 is a real keeper.


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.