We talk about going through the motions as if it’s a bad thing. But what if the motions are right?” – Ryan Flanigan
Ryan Flanigan is a worship leader in an Anglican Church. But he didn’t start there. Matter of fact, he was born Catholic, raised Charismatic, and educated Evanglical. All 3 of these streams now come together to form Ryan’s theology and his ministry.
And I think we all have a lot to learn from his experience.
We talk about the strengths of each stream, the benefit of going through the motions, the sacrament, and why worship leaders need to lighten up.
Maybe a bit controversial, but most definitely challenging, stirring, and educational.
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My experience in the Pentecostal church made the Catholic liturgy come alive to me.” – Ryan Flanigan
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In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- Ryan’s experience in Charismatic, Catholic, and Evangelical churches
- The wonder and beauty of Harry Potter (and Ryan’s obsession with it).
- The story based approach of learning the Bible in Pentecostal churches
- Why some people view the Catholic faith as not “Christian”
- Why going through the motions isn’t such a bad thing
- Ryan’s journey from Christ for the Nations to Dallas Baptist University.
- The problem with conjuring up emotional expression.
- The power we have as worship leaders to manipulate.
- A convergence of Christian traditions coming together in one expression.
- What the sacrament does for our faith.
- How to avoid merely emotional and intellectual faith.
- Why worship leaders need to lighten up.
Our job is not to lead people to the throne of God. That is what Jesus does. Our job is to enable the people to sing.” – Ryan Flanigan
Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
- Sponsor: Learn Worship Keys
- Website: Christ for the Nations
- Website: Dallas Baptist University
- Website: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
- Book: Desiring the Kingdom by James K.A. Smith
- Book: You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K.A. Smith
- Book: The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
- Website: Northern Seminary
- Website: Robert Webber
- Article: Three Streams Converged by Ryan Flanigan
- Twitter: @frflanigan
- YouTube: Ryan Flanigan
Singing takes individuals and forms them into a unified offering before the Lord.” – Ryan Flanigan
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