The Spirit’s job description is to showcase the magnificence of Jesus.” – Zac Hicks
One of my favorite books for worship this year was The Worship Pastor by Zac Hicks. So naturally, it was essential that Zac come on the podcast to talk about it, right? It’s really a wonderful balance of practical and academic reading. It balances devotional with theological very well. And I love that the chapters are short!
In this podcast we talk about Zac’s recent transition a Presbyterian Church to an Episcopal Church and the worship leading differences in both. We also talk about new songs, the new book, and what it means to be a worship pastor, not just a worship leader.
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In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- Zac’s transition from a Presbyterian Church to an Episcopal Church.
- How to blend and see the best in charismatic and liturgical traditions.
- Why we shouldn’t be afraid of or criticism tradition for it’s own sake.
- A brief history on the Book of Common Prayer.
- The kind of songs Zac sings at his church and some more recent ones he’s introducing.
- Why we less theologically dense songs and more songs with room.
- Why worship leaders need to act like morticians and prepare people for death.
- The pros and cons of our passion to reach the next generation.
Tradition is merely any one generation’s grappling with the voice of God in Scripture and seeing how to apply it in their day and age.” – Zac Hicks
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