EPISODE 16: Beauty – Its not a bad word in worship! – Staci Frenes Interview

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This is Episode 16, September 2012.

My name is Rich Kirkpatrick and you are listening to WorshipMythbusters.com. This podcast is about debunking popular thinking about worship that may be more myth than truth. Presenting a myth each episode, we employ the socratic method with guests from all over the world as we talk about praise and worship. We invite you to join in the conversation.

ESSAY:

Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
Tremble before Him, all the earth.

Psalm 96:9

Beauty is a word that some of us apparently are afraid of when it comes to worship. Some have said it is not “manly” enough to describe God. Romantic language might be good for some, but there indeed is a sub-culture among some leaders that is calling for an end to God-and-girl-friend lyrics in our songs. I appreciate the discovery and manhood movement. However, beauty is biblical. And, men love beauty! Yes, we love feminine beauty, but we also love the sight of a mountain vista, the expanse of the sea, and the power of a storm raging. Beauty, is not wholly owned by romantic love. Beauty is in the story of a soldier sacrificing for his fighting brothers, saving them in the battle.  Beauty is what makes us inside go “awe” at the sight of it. In fact, that word “awesome” explains the kind of beauty the psalmist speaks of here. Continue reading “EPISODE 16: Beauty – Its not a bad word in worship! – Staci Frenes Interview”

Episode 15: Sacred Space – Mel McGowan of Visioneering Studios

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Mel McGowan of Visioneering Studios

Show Notes:

Learn more about Mel McGowan and his work with Visioneering Studios with the links below.

This is Episode 15, July 2012.  

My name is Rich Kirkpatrick and you are listening to WorshipMythbusters. This podcast is about debunking popular thinking about worship that may be more myth than truth. Presenting a myth each episode, we employ the socratic method with guests from all over the world.

Sacred Spaces

Its not just an old piano, it’s a functional musical instrument that tells a story. It’s 100 year history is seen in the patina of the finish, and the scars on the ivory keys. By ship from San Francisco, via train from Chicago, this piano was brought to a city called Eureka up the coast in California where it lived a life of many years leading worship. Eventually it ended up in the church basement. Then a family rescued it. A musician played on it and composed music in his living room, leaving the rings of a coffee mug and other gentle scarring. It ended up in a storage unit, locked away in a garage for months after some hard transitions in life for the owner of this piano. It came time to empty out this storage unit. So, as a token of friendship he gave it to me as a special gift, only allowing me to pay him for the furniture dolly underneath. And, only after much insistence on my part. Continue reading “Episode 15: Sacred Space – Mel McGowan of Visioneering Studios”

Episode 13 – Worship Leader’s Dilemma: Is there a tension between the role we are asked to fill and the call we are meant to live?

Host: Rich Kirkpatrick: RKWeblog.com, Twitter/@rkweblog

Special Guests:

Episode 12 – Christmas Show with special guests Dunn & Wilt

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EPISODE 11 – Tribute to Mentorship: Rita Springer Interview & Give Away

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Episode 11 is packed full with powerful content, from an inspiring interview with the authentic worship leader and songwriter Rita Springer to a very personal tribute one of my mentors on this week of Thanksgiving. By the way, sorry for my Canadian friends who already had Thanksgiving and turkey–at least in North America we share some similar traditions, although in East San Jose growing up it seemed tamales or raviolis were as common as cranberry sauce. Let’s get right to the show and start with a tribute to a mentor of mine before we get to hear from Rita Springer, a mentor of worship leaders in her own right. Continue reading “EPISODE 11 – Tribute to Mentorship: Rita Springer Interview & Give Away”

EPISODE 10: The Myth of the “Happy Clappy” (or Exclusively Positive, Upbeat Music in Major Keys)

This special version of Worship Mythbusters Podcast was recorded live on October 1st in Ocean Grove, New Jersey at The Forge Conference. The panel was made of up worship leaders and presenters from the conference.

  • Joel Klampert, a founder of Forge and local church worship leader from Rhode Island
  • Jeremy Dunn, worship leader and member of musical group Dunn and Wilt based in Nashville, TN
  • Alastair Vance, worship leader and church planter from North Carolina
  • Emily Schiavi, prophetic worship leader and songwriter from New York City
  • John Voelz, pastor, author and worship leader from Jackson, MI

The notes below are part of the source material that launched the panel discussion.

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