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Episode 20 – Bob Kauflin: Worship Matters

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In this episode, Bob Kauflin discusses a range of topics, including: 1) positive trends in corporate worship, 2) ways that worship leaders can assist their congregations in creating worship that is meaningful and rich, and 3) advice for new worship leaders.

Bob traveled with the Christian group GLAD for eight years as a songwriter and arranger before becoming a pastor with Sovereign Grace Ministries in 1985. He is now the director of worship development for Sovereign Grace, overseeing its music projects and teaching on congregational worship. He is the author of Worship Matters and he blogs at worshipmatters.com.

The total length of this podcast is 21:38.

October 9, 2009   No Comments

Episode 19 – Leonard Sweet: Christian Worship in Postmodern Times

Leonard Sweet is the E. Stanley Jones professor of evangelism at Drew University, and a distinguished visiting professor at George Fox University. Voted one of the “50 Most Influential Christians in America,” Sweet is the author of more than one hundred articles, over six hundred published sermons, and almost forty books. He offers a free weekly podcast, “Napkin Scribbles,” and he contributes weekly to www.sermons.com. To learn more about Dr. Sweet, go to www.leonardsweet.com.

The total length of this episode is 12:12.

August 1, 2009   No Comments

Episode 18 – Bob Rognlien: Experiential Worship

In this episode, Bob Rognlien discusses the content of his book, Experiential Worship: Encountering God with Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and he serves as Senior Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, a life-changing community of love in Christ in southern California. Bob is a sought-after national conference speaker who has engaged thousands of leaders around the world on innovative worship and preaching. You can learn more about Bob and experiential worship at www.experientialworship.com.

The total length of this episode is 25:51.

June 27, 2009   No Comments

Episode 17 – Kevin Callahan: Soul Space

In this episode, Kevin Callahan discusses what it means to design a worship environment that encourages congregational participation, rather than an environment that communicates that worship is all about performance and entertainment.

Kevin Callahan AIA, NCARB is an architect, liturgical design consultant and cultural anthropologist. He is CEO and Design Director for Callahan Studios Soul Space based in Scottsdale, Arizona which includes integrated Architecture, Liturgical Design and Audio/Visual Technical Systems integration professional services in worship environments. Callahan Studios Fusion Design specializes in specialized public assembly particpatory environments such as concert halls and theatres. He is the author of Soul Space: Ancient-Realities in Post-Modern Worship Spaces.

Callahan Studios is known for and have received national recognition and litugical design awards for worship environments in denominations from Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist churches to Southern Baptist, Penecostal, Evangelical and Emergent churches. His knowledge of the psychological effects of natural room acoustics and natural lighting in combination with emergent audio, video and lighting technology are well known throughout the country. As a result of this expertise he has been a featured speaker nationally teaching on specialized assembly environments.

The total length of this episode is 27:30.

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March 31, 2009   2 Comments

Episode 16 – Luci Shaw

In this episode, Luci Shaw discusses the Christian faith as it relates to story, imagination, and beauty. The basis for this interview is Shaw’s book, Breath for the Bones.

Shaw is a frequent retreat facilitator and leads writing workshops in church and university settings. She has lectured in North America and abroad on topics such as art and spirituality, the Christian imagination, poetry-writing, and journal-writing as an aid to artistic and spiritual growth. Since 1988, she has been a Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.

The total length of this episode is 19:04.

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February 13, 2009   No Comments

Episode 15 – Jonny Baker

In this episode, Jonny Baker discusses various issues related to the renewal of worship. The issues include worship as related to the local culture/context, the role of creativity and the imagination, the concept that worship is the work of the people, and the need for leaders to take risks in the area of worship.

Jonny works for the Church Mission Society and is a member of Grace, an alternative worship community that is a congregation of St Mary’s Anglican church in West London. He has authored the book Alternative Worship, which is a collection of liturgical resources for the church year. He also runs Proost, a creative company that produces inspiring resources that fuel faith.

The total length of this episode is 14:49.

November 30, 2008   No Comments

Episode 14 – Amena Brown: Spoken Word

Writer, poet, and spoken-word performer Amena Brown is passionate about voicing the cry of her generation for what is real.

From the time she was 12 years old, Amena has been writing poetry. At age 17, she began blowing audiences away with her spoken-word performances. She attended Spellman College for four years, where she continued to hone her skills and soon realized that she did not just want to be another artist. She saw poetry as one of the artistic languages that God uses to express His love to a world that is in desperate need of Him and it is with that purpose that Amena writes, speaks, and lives.

You can visit Amena’s blog by clicking here.

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The total length of this episode is 22:06.

October 3, 2008   2 Comments

Episode 13 – Bill Dyrness – Art and Worship

In this episode, Dr. William Dyrness discusses the content of his new book, Senses of the Soul: Art and the Visual in Christian Worship. This book is based on the results of research conducted with Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox congregations in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Dyrness is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Seminary. Other recent books published by Dyrness include Reformed Theology and Visual Culture (2004) and Visual Faith (2001).

The total length of this episode is 20:51.

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August 21, 2008   No Comments

Episode 12 – Tim Keel – Jacob’s Well

In this episode, Tim Keel discusses a variety of topics, including: how his creative background has shaped his pastoral leadership style and preaching; the relationship between the imagination and the Protestant church; the Christian Year and the arts at Jacob’s Well, and common themes that are shared by emerging churches.Tim is the founding pastor of Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a BFA in Design from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He is the author of Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos.

The total length of this episode is 21:43.

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July 25, 2008   2 Comments

Episode 11 – Dr. Joel Gregory – Preaching

In this episode, Pastor Tiger Pennington interviews Dr. Joel Gregory on the subject of preaching. A sampling of topics discussed in this podcast are: the role of preaching in worship, sources for illustrations, preaching in a media-saturated culture, and the interaction of the biblical text with politics. Dr. Gregory is the Preaching Professor at Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University and was appointed Distinguished Fellow by Georgetown College, Kentucky, in 2004. He is also the founder and president of Joel Gregory Ministries, a non-profit organization supporting a preaching, teaching, counseling, and writing ministry.

The total length of this episode is 19:59.

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June 1, 2008   No Comments