Aaron Niequist is a worship leader and author of The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us from Drowning (Amazon affiliate link). Today, Aaron shares how he stumbled into an historic and liturgical faith. When he realized he no longer believed some of the songs he was using to lead worship, he knew there had to be more. A friend introduced him to Dallas Willard’s work and the Gospel began to seem like good news again. Aaron shares how he collaborated to create a practical worship experience viewing the church as a gymnasium where faith is put into action. If your spiritual well is dry and you’re tired of the same old worship experience, Aaron’s story and his book will refresh your soul.
Please listen and share Aaron’s story!
Stories Aaron shared:
- Growing up in the Plymouth Brethren tradition
- The season when his faith ran out of gas
- Discovering Dallas Willard and the idea of the Kingdom of God that reoriented him
- Realizing his need for more tools for worship and learning to use others
- Stumbling into a historic and liturgical faith
- Receiving the invitation to create a community that practices faith
- The movements of the gathering
- The idea of the church as gymnasium
- How to have a “healthy diet” worship experience
- How receiving communion is different than grasping it
- Creating a rule of life and the four relationships
Great quotes from Aaron:
It didn’t feel like my faith had much to say to the actual complexity of my life.
As a good Evangelical, I was born again, again.
Our traditions are really, really, good but not near enough.
Resources Aaron shared:
- Aaron’s book The Eternal Current is available now (Amazon affiliate link)
- Aaron’s website where you can contact him
- The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard (Amazon affiliate link)