The Studying Christian | TheResurgence

A solid article by Mark Driscoll on the importance of Scripture study for Christians.

My only sadness is that, once again, we focus only on biblical study as the fruitful path. I’m sure Mark was just emphasizing a point, but it is our knowledge of history, culture, civilization, politics, sociology, cosmology, mathematics, physics, etc. that forms a healthy context for living out Jesus’ way in the world.

We need Scripture study, deeply. But we lose our frame of reference if we ignore other areas of study around our devotion to the Scripture.

Again, solid short article.

The Studying Christian | TheResurgence.


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.