& New Podcast

The Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies now has a new web moniker:

Our goal was to have a simple, memorable web address ( will still get you there, of course), that would say something significant about what and who we’re about. This should do the trick. I owned this domain years ago, but wasn’t sure about its application. This seems to be a “fit” for it.

There is also a new podcast up: my talk on the Genesis Of Worship at the Columbus Vineyard last November.

Now you can subscribe to the podcast as well at the click of a button.


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.