Welcome to the second installment of the Sojourn Music series â€œWorship: Why We Do What We Do.â€ We’re exploring, one episode at a time, the standard elements that Christians practice when gathering to worship together on Sundays.Â Listen each week right here in the sojournmusic.com blog, or download these 5 to 10 minute interview segments from our free podcast, Sojournmusic.com Radio, available at iTunes and other podcastÂ directories.
My interview subject is Sojourn Worship Leader Lorie King, who has led worship at Sojourn for nine years, and led in a many other contexts on four continents and various churches and ministries across the U.S.Â She completed a Masterâ€™s program in Worship from the School of Church Music and Worship at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In this episode we talk about expressions of adoration and praise, which usually follows a call to worship (or is considered the response part of a call to worship).Â Click â€œplayâ€ below to listen now, or download the episode from our podcast.Â And come back next Thursday for part three.
In thisÂ interview:
- Is this the one thing that is “overdone” in contemporary church services? What is the place for periods of adoration, alongside lament, confession, dedication and other movements and elements of worship services?
- Are expressions of naked adoration “seeker sensitive” enough?Â Is there an evangelistic aspect to them?Â Or, is it okay if there isn’t?
- How does someone enter into a period of praise and adoration if they’re hurting or depressed?Â Is it a case of “fake it till you make it”?
hear The One Where We Talk About The Call To Worship In Church Liturgy
for examples of many worship service readings, free for you to use and adapt in your own worship services, visitÂ theopensourcebook.org