Today I sat down with author, liturgist and pastor Aaron Niequist to talk about Evangelicalism.
After leading worship at Mars Hill Church (Grand Rapids, MI) and Willow Creek Church (Barrington, IL), Aaron created A New Liturgy - a collection of modern liturgical worship recordings. He then curated a discipleship-focused, formational, ecumenical, practice-based community at Willow Creek called “The Practice”. Aaron recently finished a book called The Eternal Current: How a Practice-based Faith can Save us from Drowning, and continues to create resources to help others flesh it out. But that’s just job stuff. The best part of his life is his wife Shauna, and their sons Henry and Mac.
In this conversation we discuss Evangelicalism, its problematic connection to politics and power, the good stuff, the baggage and everything in between. Aaron and I are both deeply connected to Evangelical culture and this topic is both personal and tender. Aaron was both prophetically honest and lovingly graceful with this expression of Christianity and our conversation impacted me in many ways.
Find more information about Aaron at his website. Follow him on twitter, instagram and Facebook. And buy his book! The Eternal Current: How a Practice-based Faith can Save us from Drowning is out now and available where ever books are sold! You can meet Aaron this Sunday (August 12) at The Practice at Willow Creek church.
Also mentioned on the show.
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard