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The Daily Writer with Kent Sanders

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Mar 14, 2019

Creativity is a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional topic. Yet at the end of the day, we operate by one simple truth: God is ultimately the source of our creative powers. The whole point of our lives is to honor Him with our creative gifts. That’s why it’s foundational to have a robust and meaningful worship life. I’m honored today to share a conversation with a friend who gives us practical guidance for living a life of worship.

I’m excited to share my conversation with friend Aric Marshall, who is the Professor of Worship at St. Louis Christian, where I also teach. Aric is new to our college, but he’s definitely not new to worship leadership and education. He has been a public and private school music teacher, worship leader, private music instructor, and is now a college professor. Aric is an accomplished pianist and also plays a mean saxophone!

In our conversation, we cover a variety of topics, including the role of emotions in worship, why it’s still important to be involved in church, the danger of toxic people, how to select worship songs, and strategies for handling musicians who don’t fit in your church’s music style. You’ll also learn essential habits to help you become a better worship and leader.

Aric and I both have extensive backgrounds in worship ministry, so our conversation naturally drifts in that direction. But even if that’s not your area of interest, you’ll still gain a lot from this conversation whether you’re a church member, leader, or pastor.

And if you’re listening and you’re not a person of faith, I hope this will give you some insight into why worship is so important to us. I also hope it inspires you to keep seeking as you continue your own spiritual journey.

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