Bob Kaulflin: The Theology and Practice of Worship (Interview)

Bob Kauflin is the author of Worship Matters and the Director of Worship Development for Sovereign Grace Ministries. [Bio]

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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“Wimpy Theology Makes Wimpy Women”

John Piper:

Wimpy theology makes wimpy women. That’s my assumption that I bring to this evening. Wimpy theology simply does not give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough, and good enough to handle the realities of life in away that magnifies the infinite worth of Jesus Christ.

Wimpy theology is plagued by woman-centeredness and man-centeredness. Wimpy theology doesn’t have the granite foundation of God’s sovereignty or the solid steel structure of a great God-centered purpose for all things.

Jessica Thompson on not shying away from theology:

The truth of the matter is that even if you say theology isn’t important and you don’t want to bother with it, you are a making a statement about God. That statement is this: His character is not worthy of your time and energy.

Sisters, put the milk away, pull out a knife and fork and dive into the meat of our Creator. Don’t be afraid of theology, don’t leave the head work up to the men. Grab ahold of our great God and study Him. Study who He is, what He has revealed about Himself in the Bible. Study what He says about you. Be amazed at the wonder of His great love and see how that knowledge will revolutionize all of life.

Read Jessica’s whole post here.