What Is Worship: Edinburgh & Bristol

I head to Edinburgh, Scotland along with pal Matt Frise, this Wednesday for 12 days. I’m leading What Is Worship? conferences in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Bristol, UK, as well as a retreat for the staff of Vineyard Records UK.

My prayer is that I can get in a bit of songwriting time as well; I’m deeply moved by old architecture and green, rocky landscapes, so hopefully some works of worship will flow from the venture.

Your prayers would be appreciated for us and my family, even now as you read this post, and for Chris Whitelock (Vineyard Records UK), Graeme Campbell (Edinburgh worship leader) and Matt Turrigiano (Bristol worship leader) as they pull elements together and serve their communities.

Here is a site for Edinburgh, and for Bristol.


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.