PRESS RELEASE: The Institute Goes Online!

My blog friends and emerging worship conversationalists, I’m just thrilled, over the moon, tickled deep red about this. So many of you have asked, now, we’ve done it.

Cheers to the formation of the worship and creative community for the now of our generation, and toward the centuries ahead. Hope you can make it.


Dan Wilt, the Institute Of Contemporary And Emerging Worship Studies, and St. Stephen’s University are pleased to announce the Summer launch of our new series of ONLINE short courses for worship leaders, creative influencers and pastors.

Announcing ESSENTIALS BLUE: Studies In Worship Theology And Biblical Worldview. Via iTunes U, FaceBook and other print and media technologies, the Institute is now innovatively equipping the 21st century worship community online.

Details on the course can be found at:

Here’s the info on Facebook.

Sign Up today for our inaugural Summer 2008 course in July! First 10 applicants receive a special launch gift – a copy of the new St. Stephen’s Book Prayer Book from our St. Stephen community.

RELEASES FEB. 8, 2022 | Brazos press

Sheltering Mercy 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. 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. If purchasing for Christmas gifts, soon you’ll be able to download a Christmas Gift Certificate PDF here so you have something for under the tree!).

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