Bob Kauflin, author of Worship Matters (Crossway, 2008), recently joined DesiringGod.org for an interview on the theology and practice of worship:


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Time markers:

01:04 — How did you come to Christ and become a worship leader?

04:21 — Tell us about how God brought you through a battle with hopelessness.

07:59 — How should we think about worship as an event and as all of life?

11:35 — What does it mean for worship leaders to be clear and specific?

14:30 — What should we do with songs that don’t explicitly mention Jesus?

17:07 — How do we anticipate the new creation in our worship events?

19:45 — How might worship be different in the new creation?

22:06 — How should we consider the horizontal elements of worship?

24:55 — Why do humans sing?

30:32 — Should we give preference to our voices over the music?

32:27 — What does it mean to sing the gospel to ourselves?

37:57 — What encourages you most about worship in the church today?

38:46 — What adjustments would you make about worship in the church today?

41:58 — How does a church train new members for their worship team?

45:57 — How can we help our children to enjoy the worship event?

48:31 — How should we think about the cultural barriers at work in music?

52:24 — How should worship leaders handle criticism?

57:10 — What’s your favorite song?

 

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Source: Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis/St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Click for Original Article from DesiringGod.org

 

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