The Redman and Riddle podcast is a series of conversations between long-time friends UK worship leader Matt Redman and US worship leader Jeremy Riddle. Starting as coffee-shop chats, Redman and Riddle decided to carry on these discussions in a recorded environment. Each episode takes on a 'this' versus 'that' format – such as 'Encounter vs Entertainment' and 'Holiness vs Helpfulness'. Expect some weighty and challenging conversations as they wrestle with what it means to worship the God who is, “Holy, Holy, Holy”, in a world of, “me, me, me”.
IMMANENCE VS TRANSCENDENCE
God gets up close and personal in our lives, yet never becomes less high or holy in the process. Jeremy and Matt talk about the importance of contending for a sense of paradox and mystery in our worship.
HOLINESS VS HELPFULNESS
Sometimes we can tend to focus on worshipping God for the things about Him that are directly helpful to us. But there’s a deeper call - to stand back and worship Him simply for His glory and holiness. In this episode Matt and Jeremy take on this theme - asking how we can adopt a healthy, biblical balance.
Q&A SPECIAL #1
In this Q&A special, transatlantic friends Matt and Jeremy invite you into the conversation for the first time - taking comments and questions from worship leaders around the globe.
MARKETING VS MANTLE
How do we navigate the ministry of worship music in a time when there’s never been more opportunity to self-celebrate, self-congratulate and self-obsess? In this episode Matt and Jeremy attempt to wrestle down some answers.
COMFORT VS CONFRONTATION
Jeremy and Matt dive into the theme of ‘Comfort vs Confrontation’. Often our ‘presence of God’ songs tend to focus on themes such as comfort, affirmation and healing - all wonderful elements of encountering Jesus. But is there perhaps a bigger picture to be seen?
ENCOUNTER VS ENTERTAINMENT
In this debut episode Matt and Jeremy discuss the theme of ‘Encounter vs Entertainment’. Are worship leaders priests or performers? How do we carry our worship into the world, without the world getting into our worship?
This podcast is just fantastic! And I say that after only hearing episode 4 holiness vs helpfulness. Matt’s exhortation that we MUST not forget to sing of His Holiness is a message that’s so badly needed in our “experiential” culture. I hope many many more folks will lean into this and be changed.
Holiness VS Helpfulness
Love this podcast ❤️ as a worship leader, a worship team member and just a worshiper at heart, I so appreciate all that you bring to this podcast! Keep up the good work! What a blessing it is to benefit from the wealth of experience and maturity present in the two of you. You are a gift!!
Gleaning from the fields of wisdom
Matt and Jeremy combine their faith, hope, experience and humor to provide an insightful, thought-provoking podcast. I’m not a worship leader per se, but I direct our drama shows. God is using these men to show me that these principles and ideas transcend into all areas of leadership. Well played gentlemen; enjoying your chats!
-Dale- Vero Beach, FL