A few years ago, a young adult very openly expressed his frustration with worship at church. “Rich, why is it that I feel closer to God at a Coldplay concert than I do at church?” This was a stunning admission, because it represented not just his experience but that of many and perhaps spoke to some doubts in my own mind. However, what came from this conversation changed how I viewed worship in church. Worship at church should either be made more like the secular music out there, if that is truly more spiritual. Or, there is something missing in the worship at church that needed to be changed. I tried the first, making relevancy a goal, but I think that hand has been overplayed. So, I am left with the second idea. What is missing?
EPISODE 16: Beauty – Its not a bad word in worship! – Staci Frenes Interview NEW Podcast and CD Giveaway this week over at WorshipMythbusters.com! One bonus, if you comment here on this post AND on the post at WMB you are entered twice to win Staci Frenes’ brand new CD titled Everything You Love Comes Alive. On Monday, September 17, a random drawing will take place. But, you have to comment here and/or at the Podcast post. Listen to Staci and I discuss beauty in worship, songwriting, leading worship from a female perspective and more!
I am excited to have my friend Rick Muchow as a guest on Worship MythBusters Podcast, Episode 14. We talk about transition and other fun stuff after he served 24 plus years under Rick Warren at Saddleback Church. Rick is so down to earth and authentic every time I talk to him. Leaders of all stripes should listen to this guy and learn from his attitude. Also, his book The Worship Answer Book is now available in digital formats.
Over at my podcast site, WorshipMythbusters.com, Episode 13 is LIVE. Worship Leader’s Dilemma: Is there a tension between the role we are asked to fill and the call we are meant live? This is an honest conversation about what we think the calling of worship leader is compared to some of the realities faced.
Dunn & Wilt are special guests debunking myths about Christmas worship and more. WorshipMythbusters also celebrates 12 Episodes and its 12th month! Woo hoo! Go and get the podcast!
Head on over to WorshipMythbusters.com to Episode 11 and enter the CD give away of Rita Springer’s new CD “The Play List” which has been having great reviews. Ever wonder if there are some fresh tunes for the women who lead worship? You will find some answers in this CD. Also, I give a tribute on mentorship. Happy Thanksgiving!
At The Forge Conference in Ocean Grove, New Jersey we recorded a LIVE version of Worship Mythbusters! The panel was made up of worship leaders and speakers from the conference. Episode 10: The Myth of the Happy Clappy.
EPISODE 9 of Worship Mythbusters is LIVE! I had an energetic discussion with my good friend Jeremy Blasongame about church tech and all things in the “booth”.
Over at WorshipMythbusters a new podcast has just been published: The Myth of the Quick Fix. Also, our panel discusses a bit of the controversial slam on worship leaders pastor Mark Driscoll made on twitter a couple days ago and we highlight the Forge Conference.
It was big honor to be a guest for the Cultural Intersection Podcast and Radio Show. They are on iTunes and on 91.7 in the Palm Springs area. These guys are authentically speaking into the culture and faith from the Palm Desert area of southern California. They were gracious to invite me into their gang and our topic was WorshipMythbusters.com with the conversations around worship in the local church. Here is the link to this episode.