Dr. Harold Best (author of Unceasing Worship and Music Through The Eyes Of Faith) and professor Carl â€œChipâ€ Stam (Professor of Church Music and Worship at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) recently came to the Sojourn Music studio to sit for a series of eight short discussions with Sojourn Worship & ArtsÂ Pastor,Â MikeÂ Cosper.
In this 10-minute video youâ€™ll see Best, Stam and Cosper talkingÂ about:
- the nature of beauty
- what the Bible means by the â€œbeauty of holinessâ€
- the place for arts in the church
- the drive for â€œexcellenceâ€ in musicÂ ministry
Watch it in the video player above or download it for free from our podcast, Sojournmusic.com Radio, available through iTunes andÂ otherÂ podcastÂ directories.
In the remaining fourÂ Wednesdayâ€™s, weâ€™ll publish sessions five through eight (averaging around ten minutes each) in this series on worship and music for the church, from Dr. Harold Best, Professor Chip Stam and Pastor Mike Cosper.Â Next weekâ€™s installment focuses on the big difference between “pretty” and “beautiful,” the artifactual beauty of suffering and the work of artists like Cormac McCarthy, and the problem of evangelicals who act as if sin is something that is only dealt with at conversion, meaning there is no more need for confession and repentance in our worship.
filmed at Sojourn Music recordingÂ studio,Â Tuesday,Â 10/14/2008