Zazzle And The World Of User Creativity

One of the central values in the world of emerging churches is that of creativity, and especially that of “user creativity” – i.e. taking the creativity out of the hands of a few and putting it into the hands of the many (we, of course, see the gift of both).

So, welcome to the hip, hot, rich new world of user creativity on the web.

According to Wired magazine, this instapreneurs are guiding us into the next phase of the internet.

I’m always amazed at how intriguing these things are to me personally, though one shouldn’t be amazed. We are children of our age, engaging its joys and seeking to challenge its idolatries.

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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.