Norm Strauss And The Canada West School Of Worship In Kelowna, British Columbia

I’m off today for a week of friendship and teaching at Norm Strauss’ Canada West School Of Worship in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Norm is a great friend who has spent many years honing his own craft as a songwriter, artist and worship leader.

He continues to serve alongside friends like artist Andrew Smith, spiritual leader and visionary Todd Rutkowski – and many others I both admire and appreciate.

I’ll be teaching on Stumbling Into Mystery: Toward A Worship Theology with their international crop of students.

I would appreciate your prayers for our time together, and for divine moments to transcend my best teaching and usher us into unique worlds.


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.