Prepping For This Year’s Students

We’re getting ready to welcome our 10 Institute One Year Diploma students here at SSU this week, and it’s buzzing – so I’m not getting much of a chance to blog.

Till I report in more extensively, check out the site we’re slowly putting together over at, and I’ll post as able. I love how this community works so hard to receive our students each year. It’s a privilege to move forward with our work together.

Also, don’t forget to check out next year’s kickin’ Two Week Intensive end of April/early May. If you’re an experienced worship leader, we’re taking apps now.

Dan out.


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.