Interview: Doug Curry
Dr. Doug Curry is on the faculty of Messiah University. He is an expert oN worship, worship music and worship leading. Here are highlights from our discussion:
-the pattern of worship is our response to God's revelation isaiah 6
-worship for isaiah wasn’t a keyboard but it was when he had a glimpse of who God is - then he responded
-worship is largely about our response to God’s initiative, how are we involved in God's story, singing it, telling it, being silent
-silence is your friend
-think bigger deeper and broader than their experience because the future will look different
-every church context has a history, tradition, and styles
-Revelations 4-7 idea of the new heaven and new earth. God is bigger than any individual context
-style is not the most important thing, it’s juts a thing
-excellence is contextual but it glorifies God in every context.
-move people with love. Paul ICor 12-15 = 13> that chapter is in the middle of the about worship. love of one another and love of God in our context.
-your worship style can be an idol
-Psalm 78: 72 david is described who lead people with integrity of heart and skilled hands
-you need to develop talent and be good
…yet I will praise Him