A characteristic common to God and man," mystery writer Dorothy Sayers declares, is "the desire and ability to make things." Too often Christians and churches neglect art, imagination, and beauty altogether, while artists, on the other hand, are prone to make idols of their own creations. Join us as we discover how to find a sane, enriching balance and nurture the creative among us.
Are you longing to make your worship ministry biblically faithful, healthier, and more effective—but afraid the change will cause conflict in your church? Our guest today is a Dove award-winning songwriter, veteran worship leader, and experienced ministry coach. He will provide the tools you will need to create worshipful praise without "starting a war."
Ryan Lister is a professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Presence of God: Its Place in the Story of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives and serves as Director of Doctrine & Discipleship for Humble Beast, where he helped start the Canvas Conference. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Chase, and their four children.
Mike Harland grew up in Mississippi, graduated from Delta State University, and has led churches in worship leadership roles most of his life. Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of Worship for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author, Dove Award-winning songwriter, and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. His blog and podcast, WorshipLife, are followed by pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians around the world. Mike and his wife Teresa serve in the discipleship and worship ministries of Brentwood Baptist Church and live in Franklin, Tennessee. They have three grown children—Lee, Elizabeth, and John.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.