Disrupting Worship is a set of conversations about the future of gathered worship. Lockdown and the Coronavirus pandemic offer us an unprecedented opportunity to pause, reflect, and reshape what it looks like to meet and engage with God, the world and another.
Hosts Rev Grace Sentamu Baverstock and Sam Hargreaves are joined by guests from varied backgrounds and experiences of gathered worship - church leaders, worship leaders, theologians, songwriters and more.
2.2 Jay Kim: Analog Church
What does it mean to be an analog church in a digital age? In this episode we speak to Jay Kim about the balancing act that many churches currently find themselves in: Is ‘digital church’ here to stay? And if it is, will it eventually replace the physical ‘analog church’? Should it?
Jay is a pastor at Westgate Church in Silicon Valley, California and has recently released his book ‘Analog Church’. Reflection questions for each episode can be found on engageworship.org.
2.1 Grace Sentamu Baverstock, Sam Hargreaves and Timo Scharnowski: Season 2 Intro
We’re back! In this episode, Grace, Sam and Timo are picking up the conversation about worship, the pandemic, and the future of the church. Timo tells us about his ‘Disrupting Worship Stories’ project and we get a little taster of some of the great episodes that are coming in this new season of the podcast. As in Season 1, reflection questions to each episode can be found on www.engageworship.org/disrupting-worship.
1.6 Karen Campbell: Multicultural Disruption
Rev Karen Campbell chats to Grace and Sam about God disrupting worship in the Bible, and how the disruption of today is bringing down cultural barriers in her local church's worship. She brings her experiences as an ethnomusicologist, missionary and theologian to her current role of Pastor at Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, a multicultural city church.
1.5 Jeremy Williams, Sara Hargreaves: Outdoor Worship
In this conversation with engageworship leader Sara and writer and activist Jeremy Williams, we are exploring a different way of worshipping which ‘disrupts’ our conventions and helps us to engage with a God-filled world.
1.4 Geraldine and Carey Luce, Gemma and Timo Scharnowski: Song & Story
In this episode, Grace and Sam talk to songwriters and worship leaders Geraldine and Carey Luce as well as Gemma and Timo Scharnowski about the role of sung worship during the pandemic. What impact will it have on our songs? What is so special about music anyway? What on earth can we learn from ‘Og of Bashan’?
1.3 Andy Flannagan: Hurt & Honesty
In this episode, Grace and Sam talk to Andy Flannagan (Songwriter, Worship Leader, Director at Christians in Politics) about rediscovering lament in our private lives as well as in our gathered worship.